Rand Paul: ‘We Really Need to Discontinue Our Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia’

Rand Paul: ‘We Really Need to Discontinue Our Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia’

On this weekend’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday,” Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said Saudi Arabia’s explanation of how journalist Jamal Khashoggi died was “insulting,” so “we really need to discontinue our arms sales to Saudi Arabia.” When asked if he believes Saudi Arabia’s explanation, Paul said, “Absolutely not, I think it’s insulting.” He continued, “I think it stretches credulity to believe that the Crown Prince wasn’t involved in this. And I think that’s the way they’re gonna write this off. People in Saudi Arabia ought to be aware that when you’re told what to do, you go and do it, and then they’ll execute you and put on the blame on someone else. There’s no way 15 people were sent from Saudi Arabia to Turkey to kill a dissident without the approval of the Crown Prince. That’s why I say we have to be stronger than just saying, ‘Oh, we’re gonna sanction a few of these people and pretend like we’re doing something.” He added, “I think we really need to discontinue our arms sales to Saudi Arabia and have a long and serious discussion about whether or not they want to be an ally or they want to be an enemy.” Follow

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Beto O’Rourke: U.S. Needs to Send Financial Aid to Stabilize Central America

Beto O’Rourke: U.S. Needs to Send Financial Aid to Stabilize Central America

Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) said America needed to send financial aid to stabilize Central America to decrease asylum-seeking immigrants. O’Rourke said, “If things are so desperate in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, that someone would risk their lives to come here than what can we do to improve situations there? We have invested trillions of dollars for wars in the Middle East. Could we invest some fraction of that to provide the stability in Northern triangle counties of Central America make sure people have a reason to stay and raise their families where they were born?” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

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LA Mayor Garcetti: Trump Is ‘Hostile’ to Working People, His Administration’s ‘Values Are Cruel’

LA Mayor Garcetti: Trump Is ‘Hostile’ to Working People, His Administration’s ‘Values Are Cruel’

Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti President Donald Trump is “hostile” to Latinos and “working people in America.” Garcetti said, “We have a hostile president to Latinos in general, to working people in America, been anti-middle class, anti-rules.” He added, “They think a wall will keep people out when they don’t go to the root of the problem. This is similar to a lot of their policies, let’s get out of a nuclear treaty, let’s do something with North Korea, let’s weaken our alliances, let’s do things that take away our health care. But they don’t have any plans ever to get to root causes or replace what they’re against. That’s worrying. It’s not just an administration whose values are cruel, but it’s also an administration that is absolutely ineffective.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

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Ben Sasse: We Need a President Who Does ‘Not Pretend That Beating Up a Reporter Is OK

Ben Sasse: We Need a President Who Does ‘Not Pretend That Beating Up a Reporter Is OK

Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) said President Donald Trump’s compliment of Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-MT) for assaulting a reporter last May was “not OK.” Sasse said, “I believe the First Amendment is the beating heart of the American experiment. We need to have a president who celebrates the First Amendment and not pretends that beating up a reporter is OK. What you hear from Nebraskans who also tune out most of the rallies is that there’s a short-term, long-term thing going on and feel that the president’s rhetoric is short-term playful. I don’t think it’s OK, but I think most people tune most of it out.” He added, “It’s not OK.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

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