I know I’m a hard one to please.
But something stood out to me as I read this article. Maybe I’m wrong (I often am.)
The amendment Murphy wanted would have cut off funding for Saudi Arabia’s war “until the Secretary of Defense certified that the coalition’s air campaign is not violating international law and U.S. policy related to the protection of civilians.”
What does it mean for the SoD to certify something like that? Did the amendment contain a process and a definition? Or could Mad Dog Mattis just take a moment to dictate a certification saying, “I certify that the Saudi led coalition in the war against Yemen is not violating international law and U.S. policy relate to the protection of civilians,” have his secretary type it up, sign it, and then send it back to Congress?
So this sounds like a lot of sound and fury that didn’t mean anything anyway even if it had been passed.
But, boy, now the grass roots think the Democrats are trying, right?
Or am I totally wrong on this?