GOP Senate Leader McConnell Rebuffs President Trump – Introduces Resolution to Keep US Troops in Syria
These Republicans are so horrible!
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell broke with President Trump on Tuesday and introduced a resolution to keep US troops in Syria indefinitely.
This is a complete break with the Republican president.
McConnell later lectured President Trump with his lackeys.
McCONNELL: "I hope the administration is trying to mitigate the damage done by the decision to withdraw from Eastern Syria all the US troops." pic.twitter.com/Z4LvhpiVjz
— Zach Purser Brown (@zachjourno) October 22, 2019
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other top Republican senators introduced a resolution Tuesday in opposition to President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from Syria, warning that his decision has benefited Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, ISIS, Russia and Iran.“If not arrested, withdrawing from Syria will invite more of the chaos that breeds terrorism and creates a vacuum our adversaries will certainly fill,” McConnell said on the Senate floor.McConnell said if the President doesn’t halt the withdrawal, Russia “will gain more leverage” in the Middle East, Iran-backed forces could gain greater access to a “strategic corridor that runs all the way from Tehran to the very doorstep of Israel” and the Assad regime will be invited to “reassert its oppressive control” over northeastern Syria.He also urged Trump to rescind his invitation of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the White House until a “more enduring cease-fire” is struck between Turkish and Kurdish forces.The measure tries to tie the hands of the commander-in-chief by requiring the President to report to Congress that ISIS and al Qaeda have been defeated “before initiating any further significant withdrawal” of US troops from the region.McConnell did not say when the Senate would take up the resolution.