Representative Nita Lowey

Representing the 17th District of New York

Lowey Responds to Trump’s Statement on Saudi Arabia, Khashoggi Murder

November 20, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY17/Rockland-Westchester), Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Committee and its Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations, today responded to President Trump’s statement regarding Saudi Arabia and the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi:

“The President’s bizarre statement today is an abdication of the American values that have guided our foreign policy across administrations. While Saudi Arabia has been an important partner in the fight against Iran’s malign actions, the U.S. must continue to hold our partners and allies accountable when they disregard human rights and the freedom of the press. The world is a dangerous place, but it is made more dangerous by U.S. leadership that lets human rights abuses go unpunished and trusts authoritarian leaders over U.S. foreign policy and national security experts.”