Press Release ● Foreign Affairs
For Immediate Release: 
November 20, 2018
Contact Info: 
Annaliese Davis 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on President Trump's statement on the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi:

“President Trump’s defense of the Saudi regime undermines our security.  Our nation’s principles constitute the bedrock of our security.  While there will always be a tension between security and values in the exercise of our foreign policy, complete abandonment of our principles is unacceptable. 
 
“That is why the President’s decision to ignore the Saudi regime’s brutal murder of a dissident journalist – a conclusion reached by our intelligence community – is so deeply concerning.  Where this Administration has abandoned America’s highest principles in approaching the world, the Congress must step up and affirm them.  I will work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to fashion an appropriately strong response to the Saudis’ action, particularly since we can no longer rely on this President to take action.”