Is it too much to ask that we don’t arm our enemies who promote poison on our shores and foment and entangle us in unwinnable Islamic civil wars overseas?
That is a question many conservatives asked during the Obama administration. But few are willing to remain consistent today as the foreign policy swamp under H.R. McMaster leads President Trump down the same path.
As one of the few consistent men left in Washington, Sen. Rand Paul. R-Ky., is planning to fight the $350 billion Saudi arms deal the same way he fought Obama’s deals with the Saudis, Pakistanis, and Egyptian government under Mohamed Morsi. Senator Paul is promising to introduce a joint resolution of disapproval to block the Saudi arms deal, or at least force an up-or-down vote.
Although the Arms Export Control Act of 1976 gives the president the power to export defense services and weapons without consent of Congress, any member can introduce a resolution of disapproval to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee or House Foreign Affairs Committee and force a vote on the Senate and House floors within 10 days.