Amidst growing controversy surrounding the disappearance of Washington Post journalist and United States resident Jamal Khashoggi, IJR is reporting United States Senators have urged WWE to ‘pause’ its relationship with Saudi Arabia and the upcoming Crown Jewel event.
“This is a brazen assault on the freedom of the press and a slap in the face to the United States, if this murder occurred as it seems it did,” Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) told IJR when asked about the upcoming WWE event.
The report points out WWE’s ties to the White House as Linda McMahon, wife of WWE CEO Vince McMahon, serves on President Donald Trump’s cabinet, with Senator Murphy adding “because [Linda McMahon] is part of the president’s cabinet […] the administration really should give it some thought and maybe even prevail upon them not doing it.”
“I’d hope that they would be rethinking their relationship with the kingdom especially with respect to events coming up in the next weeks like [WWE Crown Jewl],” Murphy added.
The report cites concerns from other U.S. Senators, and you can read the full article at this link.