Sen. McConnell “GRAVELY CONCERNED” about U.S. response to Syrian Crisis

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
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“Abandoning this fight now and withdrawing U.S. forces from Syria would re-create the very conditions that we have worked hard to destroy and invite the resurgence of ISIS… And such a withdrawal would also create a broader power vacuum in Syria that will be exploited by Iran and Russia, a catastrophic outcome for the United States’ strategic interests.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said.

McConnell said on Monday that he was “gravely concerned” about the U.S. response to the escalating conflict in Syria.

On Monday in a statement, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said, when the Senate returns this week pledged to work toward avoiding “a strategic calamity” and warned that Turkey’s latest attacks on Kurdish allies in Syria was hurting progress in the fight against ISIS.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who did not mention the President by name, said yesterday that the withdrawal of troops would not help the U.S.’s long-term interest in the region.

Mitch McConnell reiterated that earlier this year a bipartisan majority at the senate, supported legislation warning against the early pullout from Syria and Afghanistan.

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