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Chuck Schumer Supported Saudi Arms Deal Under Obama, But Not Trump

Chuck Schumer apparently plans to vote against President Trump’s multi-billion dollar arms sale to Saudi Arabia, despite the fact he voted for a similar deal under President Obama.

What a hypocrite!

From The Daily Caller

Later this week, the Senate is set to vote on a resolution expressing disapproval of the $110 billion arms deal that Trump brokered with Saudi Arabia during his recent trip to Riyadh.

“The human rights and humanitarian concerns have been well documented and are important: of equal concern to me is that the Saudi government continues to aid and abet terrorism via its relationship with Wahhabism and the funding of schools that spread extremist propaganda throughout the world,” Schumer said in a statement Monday, according to The Hill.

The senators who forwarded the resolution, GOP Sen. Rand Paul and Democratic Sens. Chris Murphy and Al Franken, believe that the arms deal will further exacerbate the war in Yemen.

In 2016, Paul and Murphy attempted a similar resolution to block an Obama administration deal amounting to $1.15 billion in arms, though the effort died by a 71-27 vote.

At the time, Schumer voted to block the resolution.

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