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Rand Paul to press for Senate vote on Saudi arms deal
« on: May 23, 2017, 10:26:00 AM »
Finally!  I'm glad to see someone recognizes the potential danger in this and I believe it should be voted on!

Rand Paul to press for Senate vote on Saudi arms deal

Sen. Rand Paul will attempt to force a Senate vote on the $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia announced over the weekend by the Trump administration, according to Senate staff.

The Republican Kentucky senator could file a motion on the vote either Tuesday or Wednesday.

A Senate vote could throw the massive decade-long deal with the Saudis into uncertainty after the Trump administration touted it as new evidence of a tight alliance.......

......The agreement includes, ships, aircraft, tanks and munitions.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/rand-paul-to-press-for-senate-vote-on-saudi-arms-deal/article/2623910
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Re: Rand Paul to press for Senate vote on Saudi arms deal
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2017, 10:55:21 AM »
Actually, this turns out to be really interesting, considering this was obviously an Establishment deal, one Trump went along with only to get them to cave on something he wanted.
Now Paul throws sand in the gears and I suspect the Conservative Caucus just might assist him. We'll see, or is Paul playing politics too?
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Re: Rand Paul to press for Senate vote on Saudi arms deal
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2017, 10:58:26 AM »
Actually, this turns out to be really interesting, considering this was obviously an Establishment deal, one Trump went along with only to get them to cave on something he wanted.
Now Paul throws sand in the gears and I suspect the Conservative Caucus just might assist him. We'll see, or is Paul playing politics too?

I'm not aware of the particulars, what did Trump get them to cave on?
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Re: Rand Paul to press for Senate vote on Saudi arms deal
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2017, 11:03:54 AM »
I'm not aware of the particulars, what did Trump get them to cave on?
Anything. The Establishment is blocking Trump at every turn, making it near impossible for him to fulfill his agenda which they hold hostage.
The few things he does accomplish is only because they have allowed it.
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Re: Rand Paul to press for Senate vote on Saudi arms deal
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2017, 07:39:04 PM »
Here is my take, if selling them arms means we don't have to put boots on the ground I am all for it. Give us the dosh and bomb the terrorists to perdition.

 

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