WASHINGTON – A Republican congressman seemed to brush off the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi Tuesday, saying “journalists disappear all over the country.”…
WASHINGTON – A Republican congressman seemed to brush off the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi Tuesday, saying “journalists disappear all over the country.”
Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, made the remarks during an interview with CNN, in which he defended President Donald Trump’s response to Khashoggi’s killing. Khashoggi, a legal U. S. resident, was murdered inside a Saudi consulate in Turkey last month by a team of Saudi operatives.
Trump has condemned the incident but argued it should not harm the U. S.-Saudi alliance or stop U. S. arms sales to the kingdom.
“We have to have a relationship with some players we don’t agree with,” Stewart told CNN’s Brianna Keilar on Tuesday.

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