I think the evidence is overwhelming that the crown prince was involved. And so, no, I don't think we can sweep this under the rug. The thing about sanctions is that I think sanctions are pretending to do something without really doing anything. Most of these people are in prison, other than the crown prince.
But the crown prince runs the country and we deal with him. If we put sanctions on people who are in prison, are we really doing anything to punish them? They're already in prison. We need to punish who ordered this, who's in charge and really the only thing they understand over there is strength.
I think they will see sanctions as weakness on the part of the president and if the president wants to act strongly, he should cut off the arms sale. Not only because of the killing, but until they stop bombing civilian populations. Secretary Pompeo told Saudi Arabia three weeks ago, stop bombing civilian populations.
Since then Saudi Arabia has bombed cities 200 times. They're not listening. When we sell arms to a foreign country, it should not ever be for jobs. It should be for our national security.