With President Joe Biden refusing to punish Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for approving the 2018 assassination of journalist and U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi, Rep. Ilhan Omar on Tuesday unveiled legislation that would sanction the repressive kingdom\u0026#039;s leader for his role in the horrific murder.The Mohammed bin Salman Must Be Sanctioned (MBS MBS) Act would require the Biden administration to \u0022block and prohibit\u0022 all of the Saudi crown prince\u0026#039;s financial transactions related to the U.S. and bar him from entering the country. The legislation would also render bin Salman \u0022ineligible to receive a visa or other immigration benefit\u0022 and revoke his current visas.\u0022This is a test of our humanity,\u0022 Omar (D-Minn.) said of the push to hold the crown prince accountable. \u0022If the United States of America truly supports freedom of expression, democracy and human rights, there is no reason not to sanction Mohammed bin Salman—a man our own intelligence found to have approved the murder of U.S. resident and Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.\u0022\u0022Every minute the Crown Prince escapes punishment,\u0022 Omar added, \u0022is a moment where U.S. interests, human rights, and the lives of Saudi dissenters are at risk.\u0022The Minnesota Democrat went on to cite recent remarks by Jamal Khashoggi\u0026#039;s fiancé, Hatice Cengiz, who warned that failure to punish bin Salman would \u0022forever signal that the main culprit can get away with murder.\u0022\u0022Starting with the Biden administration,\u0022 said Cengiz, \u0022it is vital for all world leaders to ask themselves if they are prepared to shake hands with a person whose culpability as a murderer has been proven.\u0022Every minute Mohammed bin Salman escapes punishment is a moment where U.S. interests, human rights, and the lives of Saudi dissenters are at risk.Today, I introduced legislation to place sanctions on the Crown Prince for his role in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. pic.twitter.com/MKBzxotVbO— Rep. Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan) March 2, 2021Despite a recently declassified U.S. intelligence report\u0026#039;s conclusion that the Saudi crown prince \u0022approved an operation in Istanbul, Turkey to capture or kill Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi,\u0022 President Joe Biden has reportedly decided against pursuing any kind of punishment for bin Salman, the heir to the Saudi throne and de facto leader of the country.CNN reported Wednesday morning that \u0022the Biden administration never considered sanctions as a viable option against the powerful Saudi crown prince named as responsible for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, even though the new President promised to punish senior Saudi leaders during the election.\u0022\u0022There was little debate or tension inside the White House last week in the lead-up to the release of a long-awaited intelligence report into the brutal 2018 murder of Khashoggi,\u0022\u0026nbsp;according to\u0026nbsp;CNN, which cited anonymous Biden administration officials. \u0022The notion of sanctioning Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman... was never really on the table.\u0022Previous reporting by the New York Times indicated that Biden \u0022decided that the diplomatic cost of directly penalizing Saudi Arabia\u0026#039;s crown prince... is too high\u0022—prompting warnings that bin Salman, not fearing any kind of accountability, will be emboldened to commit future atrocities.During a news conference on Monday, State Department spokesperson Ned Price defended the administration\u0026#039;s decision not to seek punishment for bin Salman, saying the Biden team wants to \u0022recalibrate\u0022—not \u0022rupture\u0022—the U.S.-Saudi relationship.I commend Rep @Ilhan for her courage and ethical stance. Without direct punishment #MBS will only be emboldened. Thank you for the #MBS sanction act. https://t.co/nWFsBFGnuv— Abukar Arman (@Abukar_Arman) March 2, 2021Omar introduced her legislation as Reporters Without Borders filed a lawsuit accusing the Saudi crown prince of committing \u0022crimes against humanity\u0022 by greenlighting the Khashoggi murder and other attacks on journalists.\u0022Those responsible for the persecution of journalists in Saudi Arabia, including the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, must be held accountable for their crimes,\u0022 Christophe Deloire, the group\u0026#039;s secretary-general, said in a statement.