Massie votes with Dems to pull troops out of Yemen

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In a vote against President Trump and most Republicans, Rep. Thomas Massie (KY-4) voted for a joint House resolution that directs the President to pull U.S. troops out of Yemen within 30 days.

Specifically, House Joint Resolution “directs the President to remove U.S. Armed Forces from hostilities in or affecting Yemen within 30 days unless Congress authorizes a later withdrawal date, issues a declaration of war, or specifically authorizes the use of the Armed Forces. Prohibited activites include providing in-flight fueling for non-U.S. aircraft conducting missions as part of the conflict in Yemen. This joint resolution shall not affect any military operations directed at Al Qaeda.”

The Trump administration strongly opposes this legislation, and President Trump may veto it.

The resolution passed 248 to 177.

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