Sen. Rand Paul Eviscerates Saudi’s: “No More Arms Sales!”
Written by John Fredericks Radio Network on October 12, 2018
In an exclusive interview on the John Fredericks Show, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) skewered Saudi Arabia, questioned the wisdom of the Trump Administration’s cozy strategic relationship with the Kingdom and called for an immediate halt of all arms sales.
“I’ve talked to President Trump about this directly,” Paul said. “We must take decisive action now, and we need answers on the apparent murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The response we have been provided by MBS–that they lost video camera footage-are laughable, insulting and insufficient.”
Paul, a key member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, also demanded an immediate suspension of U.S. support for the Saudi-UAE coalition involvement in the Yeman civil war.
A long and lonely critic of the Patriot Act, Paul accused American spy agencies of intercepting and taping President Trump’s phone calls.
“I asked them point blank if this was true, and my question was not answered,” Paul said. “I have no doubt our own President’s phone calls are being intercepted and recorded. This is outrageous.”