US Lawmakers Demand Accountability For Khashoggi Killing

Adam Schiff D-Calif. chairman of the House Intelligence Committee left speaks with Sen. Mark Warner D-Va. at an event marking 100 days since the death of Jamal Khashoggi on Capitol Hill in Washington Thursday Jan. 10 2019. (AP

Will there be justice for Jamal Khashoggi? | Saudi Arabia

US LAWMAKERS from both parties, friends of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi and press freedom groups on Thursday marked 100 days since the Saudi dissident's assassination.

Washington Post publisher Fred Ryan drove that point home during his appearance at the Capitol Hill remembrance of Khashoggi on January 10, the 100day anniversary of his torture, murder and dismemberment at the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul.

"If we decide that commercial interest should override the statements that we make and the actions that we take, then we must admit that we have lost all moral authority to talk about any atrocities anywhere, any time", Pelosi added.

In December, several of Trump's Republicans joined Democrats to defy the president and pass Senate resolutions to end US military support for the Saudi-led coalition in the war in Yemen and blame Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for Khashoggi's murder.

Representative Mike McCaul, the top House Foreign Affairs Committee Republican, called Khashoggi's killing "a major setback" in relations.

Khashoggi, 59, entered the consulate October 2 as his fiancée waited outside.

"The brutality of Jamal's murder, reported to be on the orders of the Crown Prince-the extensive Saudi efforts to cover it up-and our government's apparent willingness to accept these repeated lies-have shocked the conscience of freedom-loving people around the world", said Ryan.

Following Khashoggi's murder, numerous voices have called for the diplomatic boycott of Saudi Arabia.

Pompeo noted that the United States continues to investigate the Khashoggi's murder to ensure that those responsible for his death will be held responsible.

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