@ILHAN OMAR - THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. There aren't enough times or enough ways my feeble brain can come up with to thank Ms. Omar for her service in the short space of time she has been a congresswoman. I want to thank her for her your clarity, her concise thoughts and words, her couragenousness in the face of the attacks she's been receiving since she embarked on her political career, her sense of humor, style and her beautiful smile full of warmth and understanding.
She is being vilified for telling the truth. I hope her sisters in congress will stand strong with her and her voters in Minnesota will remember why they sent her to Washington and not get sidetracked/bushwacked by the right wing conspiracy theorizing, race-baiting bullshit artists in the media and on capital hill. God bless and protect Ilhan Omar.
What first amendment rights?
Rebuking Trump, House votes to end US involvement in Yemen
If the legislation passes in the Senate, it faces a likely veto by US President Donald Trump.
by William Roberts
5 hours ago
"Washington, DC - The House of Representatives passed a resolution on Wednesday that would end the United States's support for the Saudi-UAE war in Yemen, a strong rebuke to US President Donald Trump.
The measure, which was passed by 241-177 vote, will now go to the Senate where it enjoys broad support among Democrats and key Republicans. The Senate passed a similar measure in December, but that bill died when Congress adjourned for the year.
"Nearly all of the bombs that have fallen say the same thing, `Made in the United States of America', " Democratic Representative Jim McGovern said ahead of Wednesday's vote.
"They fall on weddings. They fall on hospitals and on homes. They fall on funerals, refugee camps and school buses," he added. "It is an aerial bombing campaign that hammers civilians every single day."
Two amendments were added to the resolution before the final vote. The first allows for continued intelligence sharing with Saudi Arabia, and the second condemns anti-Semitism and declares it's the policy of the US to oppose trade boycotts against allies such as Israel.
The bill invokes the 1973 War Powers Act, which gave Congress the ability to end US involvement in a conflict if there was no formal declaration of war.
If the bill passes the Senate, it faces a likely veto by Trump, who avoided any mention of Yemen in his State of the Union address last week and whose administration has escalated tensions with Iran."
Trump has to protect his best buds, the Saudis, so he probably will veto it. Disgusting to sneak into this legislation the now shiny new american policy against boycotts, when if you are still taught american history, it was the boycott of tea that preempted the revolutionary war against british 'colonialism'. History is full of unreal ironies.