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Rep. Kinzinger: Saudis Probably Ordered Khashoggi's Murder

Adam Kinzinger (Tom Williams/AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 23 October 2018 02:34 PM

It is probable – in the "worst-case scenario" – the Saudi Arabian government ordered the killing of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi, according to Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., who calls for punishment for it "in a big way."

"Probably, from the highest level of the Saudi government, from the king or the crown prince, they ordered the death of this critical journalist," Rep. Kinzinger, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and a veteran of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, told Fox News' "Outnumbered Overtime" with Harris Faulkner on Tuesday.

"This goes to show why dictatorships, why information suppression doesn't work, because you can kill a journalist, but in the end of the day it's going to backfire on you, and this is backfiring on them."

In order to stay consistent on foreign policy, the United States needs to punish Saudi Arabia severely, Kinzinger said, pointing to the irony of Turkey revealing the murder of Khashoggi.

"I think we need to be consistent on this, and part of that consistency is punishing Saudi Arabia in a big way," he added.

"It is ironic, and Turkey's been no friend of free journalism . . . they jail journalists all the time, and [Turkey Turkish President Recep Tayyip] Erdogan is all into information suppression."

With two rival countries selectively releasing information, America needs to wait for the facts to come out from both sides before acting decisively, Kinzinger concluded.

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It is probable – in the "worst-case scenario" – the Saudi Arabian government ordered the killing of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi, according to Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., who calls for punishment for it "in a big way."
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