Fox’s Kennedy Calls U.S.-Saudi Relationship a False Alliance: We ‘Kowtow’ to Them While They Want the ‘Death of Freedom’
Fox Business host Kennedy was quite passionate on Tuesday in expressing her view that the United States shouldn’t go out of its way to make nice with Saudi Arabia amid Jamal Khashoggi‘s murder.
The comment came during an Outnumbered segment in which the panel debated the importance of upholding the U.S.-Saudi alliance despite the Saudi royal family’s possible direct involvement in Khashoggi’s death. Kennedy called it a “false dichotomy” to say that holding the Saudis accountable would disastrously fracture relations with America.
“We are so far up in the Saudis’ business that we do what every administration has done, which is kowtow to this regime — which is so inappropriate given not only what happened with Khashoggi, but also what happened on 9/11.”
Kennedy went on to say America should stop making arms deals with the Saudis, and should no longer fund international ventures to their benefit when they don’t truly have American interests at heart.
“Saudi Arabia exports a form of Islamism that is toxic to the West, and they want to see the death of freedom,” Kennedy argued. “Saudi Arabia makes billions and billions of dollars off of oil. They can defend themselves. There’s no reason we should be giving them weapons.”
Watch above, via Fox News.
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