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Blumenthal Statement on the LIV Golf Tournament Beginning Today at Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) released the statement below ahead of the Saudi-backed LIV Golf tournament being held at Trump National Golf Club this weekend in Bedminster, New Jersey:

“I remain deeply troubled by the Saudi government’s ongoing efforts to sports-wash its reputation and divert attention away from its officials’ involvement in malign activities:  the murder of Jamal Khashoggi; the war in Yemen; support for terrorist activities, including the September 11 attacks; and other human rights violations.”

“This weekend, the Saudi campaign of distraction continues at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. With a stunning lack of sensitivity to the families and of their own role, this event will be just miles from Ground Zero, where almost 3,000 Americans were killed by terrorists that newly disclosed evidence has linked to Saudi government officials.”

“I support the 9/11 families’ pursuit of justice and remain committed to holding Saudi Arabia accountable for its actions.”