Rep. Slotkin’s Statement on Resolution to End U.S. Support for War in Yemen

April 4, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (MI-08) on Thursday released the following statement following her vote to support the resolution to end U.S. support for the war in Yemen:


“Today I voted for the second time to end U.S. support for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen, an important step toward maintaining principled American leadership in the region,” Slotkin said.


“The procedural tactic that the Republicans used on this bill today, related to the ‘Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions’ movement would have effectively terminated this important resolution to end U.S. involvement in Yemen.


“I reject the use of an issue as important as the U.S.-Israel relationship as a political pawn. It is shameful for House Republican leaders to exploit disagreements over the BDS movement in an attempt to stall a completely unrelated resolution on ending support for the war in Yemen.


“I want to be clear that I oppose the global BDS movement, which is why I have co-sponsored Representative Schneider’s important resolution, H.R. 246, which resolves to oppose BDS, and reaffirms U.S. support for a two-state solution.


“I look forward to voting yes on Rep. Schneider’s bill and call on majority leadership to bring the resolution to the floor for a vote as soon as possible,” Slotkin said.