The Saudi crown prince is facing an increasing threat of U.S. sanctions over the death of a dissident writer following rare bipartisan agreement from lawmakers on his likely culpability.
Hours after the Saudi government confirmed on Saturday that Jamal Khashoggi was dead, U.S. lawmakers pointed fingers at Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The bipartisan attacks, continuing through the weekend, may put pressure on the Trump administration to go further than it has wanted to in responding to Khashoggi’s death.
Republicans and Democrats find common foe: Saudi crown prince
Members of Congress are not buying Saudi Arabia’s explanations, nor are they pleased with the U.S. response so far.