SALT LAKE CITY – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Thursday after reading reports of United States armed forces activity on the Saudi Arabia-Yemen border.
“Media reports of U.S. ground troop activity countering Yemen Houthi rebels concerns me for a number of reasons. First, this fits an all too familiar pattern in the Senate where we get information from media outlets before the appropriate federal sources. This is particularly concerning since Congress has not authorized the types of activities that have been reported. The Department of Defense and State Department owe Members a full and honest briefing about this new information.”