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

Greg Nash

Seven Republican senators joined with all Democrats to block President Trump’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.{mosads}

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 Murkowski (R-Alaska) voted to block two sales but voted for the additional 20. Sen. Mike Lee (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 Collins (R-Maine)

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah)

Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.)

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.)

Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.)

Tags Donald Trump Jerry Moran Lindsey Graham Lisa Murkowski Mike Lee Rand Paul Susan Collins Todd Young

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