Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi: “While President Trump May Accept Saudi Arabia’s Denials About The Disappearance And Death Of Jamal Khashoggi At Face Value, The American People Won’t”
SCHAUMBURG, IL – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi released the following statement in response to cover stories reportedly being pushed with regard to the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi:
“As additional questions and reports accumulate around the disappearance and reported torture and assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, so too does the list of misstatements, falsehoods, and denials from the Saudi Arabian government. These responses intended to answer international criticism of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s regime have included everything from categorical denials to claims that operatives of the Saudi government may have inadvertently murdered Mr. Khashoggi while attempting to detain, interrogate, and torture him in violation of international law. Yet despite so much evidence to the contrary, President Trump appears ready to believe the Saudi Arabian government’s denials. While President Trump may accept Saudi Arabia’s denials about the disappearance and death of Jamal Khashoggi at face value, the American people won’t.
Today, I urge the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to come clean about its government’s role in the disappearance and death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Any further deception about the disappearance and apparent assassination of Mr. Khashoggi, an American national and the father of American children, will only weaken the already strained partnership between our nations.”