U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, made the following statement regarding the Senate vote to table his amendment to the Yemen War Powers resolution introduced by Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.):
“I proposed a commonsense amendment to the flawed Sanders-Lee resolution that would allow us to continue supporting efforts to defend against missile attacks on civilians, including Americans. The Democrats—led by Sen. Sanders—rejected my amendment outright. Make no mistake, if a Houthi missile hits a major population center and kills civilians because of Democrats’ short-sightedness, it will be unforgivable.”
The amendment would have ensured that the United States could continue critical efforts to defend against missile and unmanned aerial vehicle attacks on civilian population centers, especially where American citizens reside.
Watch Sen. Inhofe’s floor remarks on his amendment here.