Sen. Merkley on Khashoggi Killing: ‘Our President is Engaged in a Cover-Up of the Cover-Up’

Posted on December 5, 2018 8:27 pm
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On Wednesday,  CNN host Erin Burnett asked Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) if a proposed bipartisan resolution in the Senate that aims at rebuking the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the brutal murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi would pass the Senate.

Merkley replied: “I think that will pass the Senate.”

Burnett then asked that if the measure does indeed pass,  if President Donald Trump — who has openly signaled that the United States would not punish the Saudi crown prince —  has the “guts” to veto the bill.

“Well, he might,” the senator replied, noting that the

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