Win Without War Director Stephen Miles released the following statement in response to the introduction of H. Con. Res. 81 calling for the end of the U.S. role in the Saudi-led war in Yemen:
It’s long past time that the United States end its support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen, which has killed thousands, forced millions to flee their homes, resulted in the world’s worst cholera outbreak, and left 7 million people at risk of starvation. Because of this war, the U.N. has called Yemen “the largest humanitarian crisis in the world.”
So we are encouraged about the introduction of the bipartisan H. Con. Res 81 — sponsored by Reps. Ro Khanna, Mark Pocan, Thomas Massie, and Walter Jones — which would immediately halt the American role in this dreadful conflict.
With this resolution, the House of Representatives will finally debate and vote on a war that the Congress never authorized. Making matters worse, the U.S. involvement in the war in Yemen has further fueled anti-American sentiment in the region, which has allowed terror groups like al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula to grow their ranks.
The American people know that our involvement in this war is a grave mistake, and we will be working hard to bring their voices into the halls of Congress in the days and weeks ahead. Already more than 12,000 Win Without War members from every Congressional district have emailed their Representatives to support H. Con. Res. 81 and we only expect their calls to grow louder.
The only question left is, having avoided even debating the issue for more than two years, if Congress will finally listen to these calls for peace.