New Jersey Democrat Bob Menendez said he was "more convinced" than he was before that the us needed to reconsider its close ties to Saudi Arabia in the wake of the Central Intelligence Agency briefing, while South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham told reporters that "it's not a smoking gun, it's a smoking saw", in reference to Khashoggi's alleged dismemberment using such a tool.
"There's not a smoking gun, there's a smoking saw", Sen.
He added that he would no longer be able to support arms sales to the kingdom for as long as Mr bin Salman is leading it. Still, that didn't stop Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) from defending President Donald Trump's apparent unwillingness to hold Mohammed responsible.
The Virginia resident disappeared after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2.
Senator Bob Menendez, the top Democrat on the senate foreign relations committee, echoed Mr Graham's comments, saying: "The views that I had before have only solidified".
Tuesday's briefing comes as the Senate weighs punishing the longtime Middle East ally over the killing.
Graham said that President Trump has worked to create a strong relationship with Saudi Arabia, and he "clearly" isn't being respected.
Many Democrats want a "straight up or down vote" on a war powers resolution to end all US support for the Saudi coalition in Yemen, without amendments.
"And the second thing is what is in the best interest of the United States and this is a very, very hard challenge because we have to, on one hand, hold them accountable, including the crown prince, for whatever action he may be involved with", the Utah congressman said.
Sen. Bob Corker says a jury would find the Saudi crown prince 'in about 30 minutes.'
Corker, who is the head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was among several lawmakers who expressed rage at Salman after a briefing from CIA Director Gina Haspel.
CIA Director Gina Haspel addressed an audience in Louisville, Ky., Sept. 24.
Last week, senators received a briefing from Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Human rights groups say the war is wreaking havoc on the country and subjecting civilians to indiscriminate bombing.
"It could very well be that the crown prince had knowledge of this tragic event - maybe he did and maybe he didn't!". The senator had previously said he would refuse to take a position on the question before hearing Haspel's testimony on the spy agency's findings, which differ from the positions voiced by the Trump administration.
Senators would not describe the evidence presented by Haspel.
US intelligence officials have concluded that the crown prince must have at least known of the plot, but Trump has been reluctant to pin the blame.
"It would be much better if the Commander in Chief would stand up to the free world and say we don't the condone killing of journalists", Corker said.
Graham said he would not vote for the Yemen resolution.
Asked if he would be convicted of murder, Senator Corker replied: "Yes".
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