by Harvest Prude
Posted 7/25/19, 11:54 am
WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump vetoed three bills on Wednesday that would have blocked the administration from selling billions of dollars of weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. In May, the Trump administration announced its intent to invoke emergency powers to sell about $8 billion in arms to the two countries, bypassing congressional review. A bipartisan group of lawmakers passed the bills blocking the sale last month to protest U.S. involvement with the Saudi coalition in Yemen’s civil war, as well as push back on the administration circumventing Congress.