Rep. Adam Schiff kept up his public feud with President Trump Sunday by calling him "weak" and "dishonest" on State of the Union, per CNN. "I think in part he feels by saying "we don't know" or 'the world is a unsafe place, ' or 'everybody does it, ' he thinks it makes him look strong".
"Argentine prosecutorial authorities should scrutinize Mohammed bin Salman's role in possible war crimes committed by the Saudi-led coalition since 2015 in Yemen", said Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch. Prince Salman, who has been Saudi Arabia's defense minister since early 2015, should be held viable for any violations of worldwide law, the group argued.
"Certainly if foreign investment in the Trump businesses is guiding USA policy in a way that's antithetical to the country's interests, we need to find out about it", he told the newspaper.
Saudi Arabia "is not an ally that deserves this kind of military intervention, especially because there's been no connection between the safety of the American people and our involvement in this war", he said.
The Saudi national anthem was played and he later met with Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi.
"It telegraphs to despots around the world they can murder people with impunity and that this president will have their back as long as they praise him, as long as they do business with him potentially, " Schiff added.
Trump last week sidestepped the conclusion of the Central Intelligence Agency that Prince Mohammed directed the murder of Khashoggi on October 2 at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul and voiced his continued support for the ruling royal family.
King said Trump's response was "amazing" because it "basically said we've got an important relationship with Saudi Arabia, therefore we're going to turn a blind eye to this".
The Trump administration has imposed sanctions on 17 individuals that Saudi Arabia said were connected in Khashoggi's death.
The Saudi crown prince is on his first foreign tour since the Khashoggi affair erupted, taking in the UAE and Bahrain ahead of Tunisia.
Ernst also said she'd "tend to be with my colleagues" in demanding congressional action against the Saudis.
When asked whether the US needed to go beyond individual sanctions, King said that the USA needed "to make hard decisions" that could include punishing the Saudi crown prince.
Saudi oil industry sources have indicated they wanted prices to stay above $70 per barrel, and Saudi energy minister Khalid al Falih said this month that global oil supply could exceed demand by over 1 million BPD next year, asking OPEC to intervene, Reuters reported.