>> The motion is agreed to.>> The US Senate on Wednesday delivering a stunning rebuke to President Trump on Saudi Arabia. Forging ahead with a bill to cut off US support for the Saudi's war in Yemen after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.>> The response by the administration is not in balance, and I think they know that.
>> I'm Andy Sullivan in Washington, where law makers from both parties have agreed that they need to send a blunt message to Saudi Arabia that it's crossed a red line. They're also putting the White House on notice, voting by a wide margin to take up the bill just hours after top Trump officials rushed to Capitol Hill to try to stop it.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday among those lobbying against the measure. Saying national security could suffer if Washington downgrades ties to the kingdom.>> And we made clear that they're considering debating a resolution on the Senate floor which we think is just poorly timed.>> The Senate later voting 63 to 37 to begin debate on the legislation.
The resolution would cut off US support for Saudi-led forces in Yemen accused of bombing civilians indiscriminately as they fight the Houthis, a rebel force allied with Iran.>> Right now in Yemen, we're seeing the worst humanitarian crisis on Earth.>> With regard to Mr. Khashoggi, one man has died compared to many, many, many more who have died in connection with this war.
>> Pompeo and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, saying they've seen no conclusive evidence that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman was involved in the killing of Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in last month in Istanbul.>> We have no smoking gun that the Crown Prince was involved.>> Lawmakers angry that they didn't get to hear about the case from CIA Director Gina Haspel who traveled to Turkey and has concluded that Bin Salman ordered the killing.
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, usually a strong backer of Trump, saying he will withhold support on other issues, like Trump's border wall, until the Senate hears from the CIA.>> If that briefing is not given soon, it's gonna be hard for me to vote for any spending bill.>> This as Bin Salman arrived in Argentina ahead of the G-20 Summit, where the Khashoggi murder is sure to be a sticking point.