Lawmakers from both parties denounced the decision to allow Turkey to fight U.S.-allied Kurds.
Prominent lawmakers in both parties admonished today Drumpf and the White House for its controversial decision to allow Turkey to invade northern Syria and potentially wipe out U.S.-allied Kurdish fighters
If press reports are accurate this is a disaster in the making.”Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham
Republicans hawks and moderates join with Democrats to blast the unthinkable move against U.S allied Kurdish fighters.
President Donald Trump is succeeding to unite Congress in condemnation of his Syria policies, at a time when Democrats and Republicans are divided over impeachment.
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham – In a rare public break with Trump, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, a vocal defender of the president and frequent adviser on matters of foreign policy, criticized today on “Fox & Friends,
” the partial pullout saying the “impulsive decision by the president has undone all the gains we’ve made, thrown the region into further chaos… I hope I’m making myself clear how shortsighted and irresponsible this decision is in my view.”
And Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham tweeted:
– “If press reports are accurate this is a disaster in the making.”
– Ensures ISIS comeback.
– Forces Kurds to align with Assad and Iran.
– Destroys Turkey’s relationship with U.S. Congress.
– Will be a stain on America’s honor for abandoning the Kurds.
Republican Sen. Susan Collins told POLITICO.
“This is a terribly unwise decision by the president to abandon our Kurdish allies, who have been our major partner in the fight against the lslamic State,”
Republican Sen. Mitt Romney (a Frequent Trump critic) also denounced the move as
“a betrayal that tells our allies abroad that we’re an unreliable partner”
Republican Sen. Ben Sasse (Neb.) warned that Trump’s
“bad decision will likely result in the slaughter of allies who fought with us, including women and children.”