(RepublicanView.org) – The Biden administration is facing backlash from its own party after recent airstrikes in Yemen.
The strikes targeted Houthi rebels, an Islamic militant group with financial support from Iran. Biden ordered the attacks after the group’s rebels attacked several ships traversing the Red Sea, including some US-owned vessels. The rebels have shown increased hostilities in response to the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas.
Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) called the attacks “unacceptable” after sharing a New York Times article on X. She claimed it violated the Constitution by circumventing Congress.
Representative Ro Khanna (D-CA) echoed Jayapal’s critiques. He also said that he wants to avoid another war in the region by listening to the advice of Middle Eastern allies. Representative Val Hoyle (D-OR) also accused the president of violating Constitutional law by refusing to consult Congress.
Squad members Cori Bush (D-MO) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) cited the taxpayer money that was used to fund the operations without Congressional authorization. Tlaib also expressed the frustration of Americans over the “endless war.”
However, the airstrikes were also supported by several allies, including Great Britain, Canada, the Netherlands, Australia, and Bahrain.
There are also concerns that the Houthi’s attacks could disrupt global supply chains just as they’re recovering from 2020 restrictions and Russia’s war with Ukraine. That could lead to more inflation as Americans already struggle with unprecedented inflation. Oil takers have abandoned the route as well, which could lead to a surge in fuel prices.
Retailer Ikea has already warned consumers that higher prices and shortages are coming. Bank of America published a chart showing how traffic in the critical Suez Canal has been sliced in half.
Some experts are also concerned about growing instability in the region, believing that it could lead to a large-scale conflict. Supply chain professor Thomas Goldsby with the University of Tennessee warned that an escalating conflict could mean a complete restructuring of the global supply chain. The process could take months.
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