This bipartisanship extends into the Senate.
Late last month, President Barack Obama made his fourth, and likely his last, trip as U.S. president to Saudi Arabia in an attempt to ease growing tensions and reaffirm America's longtime friendship with the kingdom. His trip, however, turned out to be mostly thorny.
Rights groups say the president needs to speak out against the country's dire record.
Sen. Chris Murphy describes how the kingdom has helped ISIS grow and made Yemen suffer.
To address all of its self-created problems, the House of Saud has pursued one solution: blaming Iran. But the reality is that Saudi Arabia has overstretched itself in Yemen, Bahrain and Syria, supporting terrorist groups and totally breaking down its ties with Iran. If it continues with its traditional policies, sooner or later it will collapse.
Many are voicing surprise at the comments of IMF head Christine Lagarde following the death of the Saudi monarch. We see here the emptiness of a shallow diversity that seeks to put a woman in a prominent position while maintaining incredibly oppressive power dynamics.
But it wasn't just the Egyptians he was speaking to: it was the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, where Kerry was scheduled to travel