The nearly 50 GOP lawmakers in the House of Representatives signed a letter Wednesday, warning the monarchy’s de facto ruler of “reciprocal responses” if the kingdom refuses to cut crude oil output.
"If the Kingdom fails to act fairly to reverse this manufactured energy crisis, we would encourage any reciprocal responses that the US government deems appropriate," read the letter.
The fast-growing coronavirus pandemic has crushed demand for crude oil, decreasing the prices.
As the world nations are grappling with fall-out from pandemic, Saudi Arabia is taking actions to “artificially distort” the global oil market, the Republicans argued.
“The Kingdom, however, can change course, reduce production, and restore balance to a market that has seen the most drastic price drop in years,” the letter read.