How Utah members of Congress voted on ending U.S. aid to Yemen war

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  • mrjj69 bountiful, UT
    April 5, 2019 5:52 p.m.

    i agree with those who are calling for withdrawal from Yemen. bring our troops home

  • Utah Girl Chronicles Eagle Mountain, UT
    April 5, 2019 1:32 p.m.

    Yemen was already in the Stone Age before Jared Kushner and MBS decided to bomb it back to the Pleistocene era. Maybe we should not be starving children to deepen our pockets.

  • Craig Coleman Santaquin, UT
    April 5, 2019 9:22 a.m.

    "The U.S. military is not involved in active combat operations in Yemen. The only role they play is intelligence and targeting with the goal of reducing civilian casualties. I think that’s a goal worth supporting," Stewart said.

    We have heard this lie before and I, for one, refuse to believe it.

  • EmmanuelGoldstein1984 Salt Lake City, UT
    April 5, 2019 8:19 a.m.

    This is the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. It is due largely to Saudi bombing. We are supporting such bombing with ordnance, refueling, and targeting. We are thereby accomplices to an ongoing slaughter of innocents.

    And for what? Just to throw more of our weight around in that part of the world? I say, enough is enough! Stop this madness!

  • The Dark Knight Salt Lake City, UT
    April 5, 2019 8:03 a.m.

    It's pretty common for me to agree with Ben McAdams, but now I actally agree with two Mike Lee votes in the same yeat and it's only April!

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    April 5, 2019 7:42 a.m.

    Trump has escalated our involvement in Yemen because of his and Jared Kushners loyalty to the dispicabable murderer of Saudi Arabia. It’s always about money for those two.

  • John Pack Lambert of Michigan Ypsilanti, MI
    April 5, 2019 7:40 a.m.

    Representatives do not represent Utah, but their specific disteicts. All people have one and only one rep. So you can either agree or disagree with the rep in your district, but that is no grounds for speaking as if your state delegation has abandoned you, since state delegations are myths.

  • John Pack Lambert of Michigan Ypsilanti, MI
    April 5, 2019 7:39 a.m.

    Considering at least a majority of civlians are women, and Yemen's low population age means a large portion are children, if only aquartetr of civlian casualities from bombing are women and children this indicates restraint to keep the percentage of these two groups injured down. This is not to say the situatiom is good, but that the numbers are a sign something is being constructively done to keep the levels of these two groups effected low.

  • Utesteve Salt Lake City, UT
    April 5, 2019 7:13 a.m.

    If the goal is truly “reducing civilian casualties” as Stewart says, then we should leave on that basis alone. The Saudis don’t care and are not accountable for civilian casualties, so we are not helping.

    Take the military money and provide humanitarian aid instead of creating another generation of terrorists with a valid complaint against the US.

  • imsmarterthanyou Salt Lake City, UT
    April 5, 2019 6:15 a.m.

    I agree with trump 99% of the time but not on this. We have no business in yemen. Let them work out their own problems and we should never put US troops in harm's way unless it is for a strong ally like England or Canada. Possibly even france? What interest do we have in yemen? None that's worth fighting over.

  • Fullypresent Salt Lake City, UT
    April 4, 2019 7:09 p.m.

    We need to stay out of other countries civil wars. As the U.S., we had to work out our Civil War. It tore our country apart, and approximately 620,000 soldiers died from combat, accident, starvation, and disease during the war. Friends and families were pitted against each other and their relationships torn to pieces. We had to learn at a terrible cost we needed to be one country and be united. We have a different version of civil war going on today between Dems and Republicans at the expense of our country, citizens, and national security.

    Other countries didn't invade our country to pick sides in our civil war. They didn't supply most of the arms to add to the bloody fight or to give one side advantage over the other. And yet, the U.S. does this over and over again in other people's civil wars. We need to stay out of them as does Saudia Arabia, Russia, China, and others. Let them work out the problems in their own countries and come to some kind of workable resolution.

  • The Great Helmsman Salt Lake City, UT
    April 4, 2019 3:23 p.m.

    Tucker Carlson, who I agree with only .0000000000000001% of the time hit it on the head when he said:

    “Republicans have considered it their duty to make the world safe for banking, while simultaneously prosecuting ever more foreign wars.”

    The Republicans representing Utah in the House definitely are reflected in Tucker's comments.