But it's unclear how amendments to the measure could affect the final vote, which is expected to come Thursday.
After the briefing, Gardner spoke with fellow Republicans, including Graham as well as Sen.
"I just haven't heard that", Trump said. "We also want to preserve a 70-year partnership between the United States and Saudi Arabia, and we want to ensure it continues to serve American interests and stabilizes a risky and critical region".
Senators have been enraged over Khashoggi's October killing and the White House response. I'd want to see Iran pull out of Yemen too.
Such a resolution would also rebuke President Trump, who has resisted lawmaker calls to hold the prince responsible for the murder, saying the evidence is not there. "We should be doing something today".
He said that the Senate "has a high level of confidence" that the Saudi crown prince was complicit in his murder. But a smaller group of senators leaving a separate briefing with Haspel days later said there was "zero chance" the crown prince wasn't involved.
Aides to Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan did not immediately respond to a request for comment on whether the House planned to vote on the measure if it passed the Senate.
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Pompeo pointed to the sanctions and said the United States would continue to hold accountable those proven to have been involved in the killing of Khashoggi, a US resident and Washington Post columnist.
"Our expectation is actually for none of this to be necessary and for Saudi Arabia to cooperate for those responsible to be found out", he said. "They've been a very good ally", Mr Trump said in the interview. "Maybe he did, and maybe he didn't!" But backers of the resolution said it sent an important message that lawmakers are unhappy with the humanitarian disaster in Yemen, and angry about the lack of a strong US response to the killing of prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi at a Saudi consulate in Turkey. "Now, they've taken the further unprecedented step of shutting off the privilege for all Yemen resolutions to prevent any debate on this through the end of this Congress". Bob Corker, R-Tenn., the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, said minutes later.
Sanders and a handful of other senators, including Sen.
A United Nations report says that 13 million people face starvation as a result of the conflict and more than 10,000 have died.
Sentiment voiced in both the House and Senate this week signals a shift in congressional support for Saudi Arabia and Prince Mohammed.
Democrats are likely to be more aggressive on Saudi issues when they take the House majority in January.
However, he added that he could abide by legislation that requires to end US support for the Saudi-led attack in Yemen, noting that "I'm much more open to Yemen because frankly, I hate to see what's going on in Yemen". The bill would enact the ban for two years, while Corker said he wanted to limit that to one year so the policy could change if relations with the Saudi government improved.