The truth about Jamal Khashoggi’s killing in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul still hasn’t been revealed to either Congress or the public, both of whom have a right to know what actually happened. This bill ensures that the truth will come out. Preventing such individuals from entering, or staying in, the U.S. would send a strong signal condemning Khashoggi’s killing.
Publicizing the circumstances of Kashoggi’s killing will anger Saudi Arabia, which is one of America’s most important allies in the Middle East. The U.S. can’t afford to lose or undermine this important alliance. Additionally, a number of Saudi nationals have already been determined to have been involved in Khashoggi’s killing and punished appropriately.