Last night, Biden started bombing Yemen. Why? Because the Houthis in Yemen are blocking commercial ships from going to Israel, in protest of the genocide against Palestinians in Gaza. Instead of calling for a ceasefire, Biden would rather push us into another deadly war. Instead of calling for a ceasefire, Biden would rather kill more innocent Yemenis. Instead of call for a ceasefire, Biden would rather go against the U.S. Constitution.
The Houthis are blockading ships destined for Israel to hold up their end of international law: prevent genocide. They have said once Israel stops bombing Gaza and blockading medicine from entering, they will stop their blockade of the Red Sea. Instead of preventing genocide, the Biden Administration has armed, funded, and provided diplomatic cover for the genocide in Gaza. Biden would rather enter into a new war on Yemen than tell Israel to stop genocide. This is outrageous!
Article I of the Constitution clearly states that Congress is the only branch of government that can declare war. Biden announced his airstrikes on Yemen without Congressional approval. Members of Congress like Ro Khanna have already made statements against the airstrikes:
We have no time to waste. After years of bombardment and blockade, Yemen cannot afford another war. There is only one solution: ceasefire now, and hands off Yemen!
Danaka, and the whole CODEPINK Team