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U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin brought out the “Revealing and Explaining Visa Exclusions for Accountability and Legitimacy (REVEAL) Act” with Rubio as a co-sponsor. They noted that, as of now, the White House and U.S. State Department “generally keeps the identities of these individuals confidential, preventing public ‘naming and shaming’ that would increase the deterrent effect of visa sanctions.”
Rubio and Frankel wrote U.S. Sec. of State Mike Pompeo on the matter on Monday. Besides the two members of the Florida delegation, U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Mary., and U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Mo., led the letter.
On Wednesday, Rubio paired up with U.S. Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, the chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, to bring out “the Saudi Arabia Diplomatic Review Act” (SADRA). The bill would have the executive branch examine the connections between the two nations.
The senators paired up again this week to press U.S. Energy Sec. Rick Perry--briefly a rival to Rubio in the 2016 Republican presidential primaries--on the matter, as the Energy Department grows increasingly open to helping Saudi Arabia’s nuclear ambitions.
At the end of last week, Rubio teamed up with U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-NJ, to call on the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to “open a review into the Trump Administration’s negotiations with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as well as any negotiation by the executive branch since December 2009, regarding a civil nuclear cooperation agreement.”
The two Florida Republicans are leading the charge on Capitol Hill to ensure Congress plays a role if the Trump administration decides to help Saudi Arabia with its efforts to achieve nuclear weapons.
Rubio paired up with Senate Democrats Ed Marley of Massachusetts and Ron Wyden of Oregon on Wednesday to showcase the “Saudi Educational Transparency and Reform Act” which would make the State Department “report on religious intolerance in education materials and curriculums distributed by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia."
On Thursday, in a speech on the Senate floor, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., addressed U.S. involvement with the Saudi-led coalition in the Yemen conflict. Rubio said the following: I want to start by thanking...
What if this charismatic leader of an Islamic monarchy with a strict system of Sharia-based laws is guilty? What if MBS, who rules a country in which hands are cut off for shoplifting, in which a Muslim can be killed for abandoning Islam, and in which husbands are routinely allowed to hit their wives, is found guilty of ordering the Khashoggi execution?
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is helping lead the charge on Capitol Hill against Saudi Arabia, calling on the Trump administration to hold Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) accountable for the...
On Tuesday, Trump announced that the U.S. will continue to support the Saudi regime even no matter the role played by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) in the brutal murder of journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Reports indicate that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has discovered that MBS ordered the murder.
Rubio backed the White House for imposing sanctions on 17 Saudis under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act this week. Khashoggi, a critic of the Saudi regime, was killed gruesomely when he went into the Saudi embassy in Istanbul last month.
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