In an op-ed for Rare in September, Republican Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan asked, “Why are we giving the Saudis $1 billion in weapons with zero debate?”
At that time Amash was condemning and explaining his opposition to President Obama’s arms deal with Saudi Arabia. Now President Donald Trump has a new $110 billion deal (or $350 billion over ten years) that dwarf’s Obama’s many times over.On Thurday, Amash and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wisc.) led a bipartisan group of House members including Republicans Walter Jones (NC) and Thomas Massie (Ky.) and Democrats Barbara Lee (Cali.) and Jim McGovern (Mass.) to introduce a joint resolution of disapproval of President Trump’s planned arms sale to Saudi Arabia.