Human Lives Human Rights: When Rep. Jamaal Bowman came to work, he introduced an amendment that required troops to be withdrawn from then President Trump’s unauthorized mission in Syria.
The last time the White House wanted to go to war in Syria, Congress refused to support intervention in Syria after public opinion overwhelmingly opposed a new war.
The American people have a right to know whether their member of Congress supports war and occupation abroad or wants to focus on rebuilding at home.
The U.S. occupation of the breadbasket of Syria has been a major cause of the food crisis that the World Food Program says has left 12.4 million Syrians food insecure—nearly 60 percent of the population—an increase of 4.5 million people in just the last year and has resulted in dangerous confrontations with Russia and the Syrian government.
Since then, Rep. Jamaal Bowman has been of the view to end U.S. military activities in Yemen and Syria that were never authorized by Congress and have caused mass death and destruction.
The American people must know where their Representatives stand on crucial matters of war and peace.
It is time to end these failed and unconstitutional policies — maintained illegally by the former president Trump — and begin to create a constitutional and just foreign policy for our nation.
The US transfer of cluster bombs to Saudi Arabia has been relentlessly dropping them on Yemeni civilians.
Jamaal Bowman says that we must dramatically reduce the Pentagon’s budget over the next ten years, end the forever wars, and rebuild a diplomacy-first approach through the State Department.
We have been in Afghanistan for 19 years, in Iraq for 17 years, and in Syria for five years. Congress must reassert its authority to bring our troops home.
We must repeal the 2001 and 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force, and ramp up cooperation with our international partners to ensure we are never attacked again as we were on 9/11.
We must end US support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen. The war in Yemen is one of the world’s worst humanitarian disasters. Our nation must stop supporting the Saudi bombing of Yemen. We should not be providing a blank check for Saudi Arabia’s pernicious influence in the region and world.
Last month, Rep. Jamaal went to twitter saying: “Sending love to Yemeni people. The US is complicit by arming Saudi Arabia and supporting the blockade in Yemen.”
“The Biden administration can and must end all US engagement. I will work with Congress to cease US involvement.”
Sending love to Yemeni people. The US is complicit by arming Saudi Arabia and supporting the blockade in Yemen.
The Biden administration can and must end all US engagement.
I will work with Congress to cease US involvement. https://t.co/LoV4ZqDsDf
— Jamaal Bowman (@JamaalBowmanNY) January 22, 2022
His tweet came after the Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen last month killed dozens, including children, and knocked out the internet in the country, according to humanitarian groups.
Rep. Jamaal Bowman has been of the view to end US engagement in the wars of Yemen, Syria or any where else in the world.
Rights groups support the notion, the war in Yemen must end that has caused hundreds and thousands of deaths, damage to the economy, physical infrastructure, service provision, health, and education systems, as well as social fabric.