Bernie Sanders stood beside an image of a Yemeni child as the debate on ending US involvement in the Saudi-led war intensifies

Business Insider | 12/13/2018 | Rosie Perper
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Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Wednesday displayed a giant photo of an emaciated child impacted by the Saudi-led war in Yemen as the Senate voted overwhelmingly to advance a resolution to end US involvement in the bloody conflict.

The Senate voted 60-39 to further the debate. A final vote is expected for Thursday.

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Calls for strong action against Saudi Arabia and its leadership have grown louder since journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder on October 2.

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Wednesday displayed a giant photo of a starving child living through the Saudi-led war in Yemen as the Senate voted overwhelmingly to advance a resolution to end US involvement in the bloody conflict.

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Last month, the Senate put forward a resolution calling on the president to pull out US troops stationed in Yemen. But the White House has indicated plans to shelve the measure when it reaches the president's desk, and has pledged continued support for Saudi Arabia.

On Wednesday, Sanders spoke on the Senate floor about the devastating impact of the war in Yemen while standing next to the harrowing image.

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"Yemen is now experiencing the worst humanitarian crisis in the world," Sanders said. "According to the United Nations, Yemen is at risk of severe famine in more than 100 years, with some 14 million people...
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