Sen. Paul Plans to Force Vote to Block $650M Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia

The Biden administration’s planned $650 million arms sale to Saudi Arabia is facing bipartisan opposition in the Senate, with Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., vowing to force a vote in his joint resolution disapproving of it.

Paul’s resolution was introduced by Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Mike Lee, R-Utah, and now Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., has signed on as a co-sponsor and Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., has companion legislation.

Paul told Politico he plans to force the vote “within the next week” as the Senate action stalls on the annual defense policy bill.

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