Nov 22, 2018

Tulsi Gabbard Update | ~ Tulsi Calls on Congress to End U.S. Military Support of Saudi Arabia’s Genocidal War in Yemen ~ | Blogger: [😘 Meet Tulsi Gabbard, Future President of the United States (I wish). Finally, someone has the guts to tell the truth - just loooove her! - "I grew up with the Aloha Spirit,” says Congress- woman Tulsi Gabbard. “We try to treat everyone with respect. Like family.” πŸ‘Ό] ... Did you know... According to the UN and other sources, from March 2015 to December 2017, 8,670–13,600 people have been killed in Yemen, including more than 5,200 civilians, as well as estimates of more than 50,000 dead as a result of a ongoing famine due to the war (wikipedia) ... The conflict in Yemen has taken a devastating toll, particularly on the most vulnerable members of society: children. Even before the outbreak of conflict in March 2015, Yemen faced challenges from widespread poverty, food insecurity and lack of health services. But now, more than 22 million people – and nearly all children – are in desperate need of humanitarian assistance. The country’s infrastructure has been destroyed and its health services crippled. Although the actual numbers are likely to be much higher, the United Nations has been able to verify that more than 6,500 children have been killed or injured in the violence since the conflict began. Even after the conflict ends, the effects of malnutrition – stunted growth and delayed cognitive development – may linger. In the worst cases, it is fatal (unicef)... |

Tulsi Gabbard has served as the U.S. Representative for Hawaii's second congressional district since 2013. She was born in American Samoa but moved to Hawaii at age 2. At 21, Gabbard was the youngest state legislator ever elected in the history of Hawaii. Gabbard enlisted in the Hawaii Army National Guard in 2003, and in 2004 she was shipped out to Iraq with the 29th Support Battalion medical company. As a native Hawaiian and military veteran, the congresswoman’s voice holds a lot of weight in her home state.. Gabbard resigned as DNC vice-chair on February 28, 2016, in order to endorse Senator Bernie Sanders for the Democratic presidential nomination. She was the first female U.S. Representative to endorse Sanders. At the 2016 Democratic National Convention, Gabbard gave the nominating speech putting his name forward.

U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard is calling on Congress to stop supporting Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen. She calls it genocidal. With tens of thousands of civilians killed and millions facing starvation and disease, Gabbard's pushing a bipartisan measure to block U.S. military sales to the Saudis. But Republicans blocked the measure. Tulsi Gabbard: "Don't be fooled. If Congress and this Administration truly were concerned about the plight of the Yemeni people and peace, all U.S. support for Saudi Arabia's atrocities would end now. Instead, last night, on the Rules Committee Republicans voted to shutdown debate." The House Speaker said he blocked the measure because the U.S. already stopped refueling Saudi coalition aircraft. But critics point out the Trump Administration is still providing arms, intelligence and political support.

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