The 7 GOP senators who voted to block all or part of Trump's Saudi arms sale

Seven Republican senators joined with all Democrats to block President TrumpDonald TrumpNew Capitol Police chief to take over Friday Overnight Health Care: Biden officials says no change to masking guidance right now | Missouri Supreme Court rules in favor of Medicaid expansion | Mississippi's attorney general asks Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade Michael Wolff and the art of monetizing gossip MORE’s arms deal with Saudi Arabia on Thursday.

The sale, estimated to be worth more than $8 billion, would provide weapons to Saudi Arabia, as well as the United Arab Emirates and Jordan.

Trump used an emergency provision of the Arms Export Control Act to skip Congress’s 30-day review process for the 22 sales, which includes precision-guided bombs, Patriot missiles, mortar rounds, drones, fighter jet parts and other military support.


The move sparked widespread backlash on Capitol Hill, where the U.S.-Saudi relationship has soured amid Yemen’s civil war and the death of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi.

The Senate was expected to be able to block the sale, but is more than a dozen votes short of the two-thirds needed to override a veto. Democrats only needed four Republicans to block the sale.

Five Republicans voted with Democrats to block all of Trump's 22 arms sales, while Sen. Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiBiden signs bill to bolster crime victims fund Bipartisan group says it's still on track after setback on Senate floor Schumer sets up Wednesday infrastructure showdown MORE (R-Alaska) voted to block two sales but voted for the additional 20. Sen. Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeBiden's misinformation crackdown spotlights partisan divide on content reform Lawmakers unveil measure increasing Congress's control of war authorizations GOP senators invite Yellen to brief them on debt ceiling expiration, inflation MORE (R-Utah) voted to block two of the sales, and then missed the third vote.

Here are the seven who voted to block all or part of it:

Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsTransit funding, broadband holding up infrastructure deal The Hill's Morning Report - Infrastructure vote fails; partisan feud erupts over Jan. 6 panel Senate falling behind on infrastructure MORE (R-Maine)

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamSenate braces for a nasty debt ceiling fight Bipartisan group says it's still on track after setback on Senate floor How Sen. Graham can help fix the labor shortage with commonsense immigration reform MORE (R-S.C.)

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah)

Sen. Jerry MoranGerald (Jerry) MoranGraham: Bipartisan infrastructure pay-fors are insufficient This week: Democrats move forward with Jan. 6 probe Bipartisan senators ask CDC, TSA when they will update mask guidance for travelers MORE (R-Kan.)

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)

Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulWriter: Fauci, Paul clash shouldn't distract from probe into COVID-19 origins S.E. Cupp: 'The politicization of science and health safety has inarguably cost lives' Trust in Fauci, federal health agencies strong: poll MORE (R-Ky.)

Sen. Todd YoungTodd Christopher YoungBipartisan group says it's still on track after setback on Senate floor Paying attention to critical infrastructure can combat sophisticated cyberattacks Schumer, Tim Scott lead as Senate fundraising pace heats up MORE (R-Ind.)