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Senate to Vote on Disapproval of Saudi Arms Sale, McConnell Says

  • Trump overruled Congress hold on $8 billion in arms to Mideast
  • White House allies Graham and Lee among those opposing deal
Donald Trump on June 10. 

Donald Trump on June 10. 

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg
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The GOP-led Senate will vote on measures that could stop the Trump administration from pushing through arms sales to Saudi Arabia over congressional objections, according to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, potentially tying up Senate floor time and putting some of the president’s closest allies at odds with part of his foreign policy.

Some Republicans have criticized President Donald Trump’s decision to push ahead with $8 billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia and other Mideast countries despite congressional opposition. They have also urged stronger consequences for the kingdom’s role in the killing of columnist Jamal Khashoggi.