Defying Congress, Trump Moves Forward With Weapons Sales

Reuters reports that while U.S. President Donald Trump declared a national emergency due to increasing tensions with Iran, he ignored objections from Congress on Friday related to the sale of billions of dollars worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Jordan. The Trump administration informed congressional committees that it will proceed with 22 highly controversial military sales. The move concerns lawmakers, as the Trump administration circumvents a long-standing precedent for congressional review of major weapons sales.