CONGRESSMAN LIEU STATEMENT ON U.S. CALL FOR AN END TO AIRSTRIKES IN YEMEN
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
“I commend U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power for calling for an end to airstrikes by the Saudi-led military coalition (which includes the United States) in Yemen. The logical consequence of this apparent change in U.S. policy is that our nation must stop aiding and abetting the military coalition by pulling out of the coalition immediately. The U.S. must stop refueling Saudi jets that have struck civilian targets over 70 times in Yemen; stop transferring vast amounts of arms to the Saudi military; and demand an independent investigation into allegations that multiple war crimes have been committed against Yemeni women, men and children by the Saudi-led coalition.”
Congressman Lieu serves on the House Committees on the Budget and Oversight & Government Reform.
He also serves on the National Security Subcommittee of Oversight & Government Reform.
Congressman Lieu is the Democratic Freshman Class President and a Colonel in the Air Force Reserves.