Critics, however, said that Mr. Trump's veto was a "green light" for the continuing atrocities in Yemen, where human rights groups said 10 million people were already at the famine limit and up to 100 victims per week
"This veto by President Trump is morally wrong and strategically wrong," said David Miliband, president of the International Rescue Committee. "It restores hopes of recreational addiction to the Yemeni people and leaves it up to the US to pursue a failed strategy."
Senator Tim Kaine, Democrat of Virginia and an advocate of martial law in Congress, said the veto was "part" of an alarming pattern in which Trump ignored Saudi Arabia's actions against American values, such as murder Journalist and Virginia Jamal Khashoggi and the Imprisonment of Women's Rights Activists. "
Saudi Arabia's support will be particularly critical over the coming months as the White House, as expected, submits its proposal for a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians. Mr. Trump's son-in-law and high-ranking advisor, Jared Kushner, has been cultivating Arab leaders for months, especially Crown Prince Mohammed, to gain approval for the plan he has designed.
While Republicans like Paul and Paul Mr Meadows voted in favor of the resolution, there were limits to how far they had addressed the president. Other Republicans, such as Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, argued against the resolution as an attempt to restrict the president.