Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) has slammed US President Donald Trump’s commitment to defend Saudi Arabia in the Jamal Khashoggi case despite the kingdom’s open involvement in the killing the wake of journalist’s murder.
Khashoggi was killed in a Saudi consultate in the Turkish city of Istanbul on October 2.
Hey @realdonaldtrump: being Saudi Arabia’s bitch is not “America First.”
— Tulsi Gabbard (@TulsiGabbard) November 21, 2018
On November 20, Trump released an official statement on the murder of Khashoggi, which it started with blaming Iran, Hezbollah, the Houthis and Haams for destabilizing the Middle East and defended Saudi Arabia in the case.
However, it looks that far from everybody in the US mainstrean “political community” is happy to criticize Trump for his stance.
And how would you describe your fondness for Assad? Asking for the 500,000 Syrians he murdered… including the 50,000 children who gasped their last breath because of him. https://t.co/5Ezre1lWwO
— Adam Kinzinger (@RepKinzinger) November 21, 2018
tulsi gabbard has no standing to criticize trump for kowtowing to a middle eastern regime https://t.co/SUIgM2w7b9
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) November 21, 2018