Sen. John Kennedy John Neely KennedyMORE (R-) likened Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to El Chapo, a suspected Mexican drug lord and former cartel leader who was known for his brutality, on Tuesday.  "With the exception of Israel, the Middle East are pirates," Kennedy told Fox News.
"I think Prince Mohammed gave the order, or at least he new about it, to butcher Khashoggi … Prince Mohammed … he really was the original el Chapo , literally. "
Jamal Khashoggi was reportedly tortured, murdered, and then dismissed with a bone saw by Saudi operations at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in early October.
Kennedy emphasizes the importance of maintaining the USS strategic partnership with the Saudi government, despite the fact that he is the author of Salman's rose to crown prince and is famous for his ruthless leadership over the Sinaloa Cartel Official involvement in Khashoggi's murder.
On Tuesday, he sided with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), saying that the U.S. needed to punish the regime. "
" Lindsey Graham is right, we do not have to choose between power and principle, "he told Fox News. "What we have to do is make a way out of the hell out of Saudi Arabia without blowing up the Middle East."
Kennedy said Tuesday that the best answer was the independence of the Middle East, which has moved to the invention of fracking.
"The best answer for America, the best revenge if you will, let's become energy independent." , "Kennedy said."
"Let's just let American free enterprise use, then we will not have any of these countries in the Middle East for oil."
"And as long as they leave Israel alone and do not get nuclear weapons, they can do whatever they want for each other, "he said. "And I think that's the way most Americans feel."
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