Pelosi & Schumer explain how they walked out on Trump after he called Pelosi a “third rate politician” pic.twitter.com/2Qx3o2It2Y— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) October 16, 2019
By withdrawing troops from Syria, Donald Trump has finally done something that has put him at odds with all of Washington and back in the good graces of his base.
“The House voted 354-60 on Wednesday on a resolution condemning President Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria, paving the way for Turkey to lead a military offensive against Kurdish forces who allied with the U.S. in the fight against ISIS.”
Here’s the list of the 60 House Republicans who voted against “Opposing the decision to end certain United States efforts to prevent Turkish military operations against Syrian Kurdish forces in Northeast Syria” pic.twitter.com/Q8NuqZJG2o— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) October 16, 2019
The House overwhelming voted this afternoon to condemn Trump’s withdrawal of American troops from Syria. Most Republicans voted with the Democrats.
The Democrats condemned Trump last night for abandoning MUH KURDISH ALLIES and withdrawing troops from Syria. They made it clear both last night and this afternoon that their policy is staying there forever. Tulsi was the only candidate who didn’t buy into the hysteria and who condemned the regime change war that mired us in Syria in the first place.
Trump is going at it with Lindsey Graham who demands to control our foreign policy after running for president in 2016 and winning 0 percent of the vote. He said that the Kurds are terrorists and a bigger problem now than ISIS and that their conflict with Turkey has been going on for 200 years and isn’t our responsibility. We haven’t seen the old Trump in three years.
Trump says Turkey invading Syria has “nothing to do with us,” adds that the Kurds “aren’t angels” pic.twitter.com/JooscZplZR— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 16, 2019
When it comes to America’s national security I will NEVER be quiet.— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) October 16, 2019
Mr. President, forget about what I’m saying about Syria.— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) October 16, 2019
Listen to your own national security team who are telling you the consequences of your decision and the impact it will have on our nation.
President Trump is being told EXACTLY what President Obama was told before he withdrew from Iraq.— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) October 16, 2019
He appears to be hell-bent on making the same mistakes in Syria as President Obama made in Iraq.
The worst thing any Commander in Chief can do is to give land back to the enemy that was taken through blood and sacrifice.— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) October 16, 2019
I fear those are the consequences of the actions being taken right now.
Good for him.
Trump has positioned himself as being the least of our problems on foreign policy. The Democrats and the GOP want to stay in the Middle East forever. He would like to do more for his base, but Israel, their puppets in Congress and the Deep State won’t let him.
I could be cynical here and say that 2016 Trump is back until 2021 and that after running against “endless wars” and being reelected on that platform that he will find some reason to invade Iran in which case everyone who voted from him would have been a sucker who got played. I wouldn’t put it past him in light of what I have seen so far in his administration.
I’m not going to say that though for now. As far as Syria goes, Congress is clearly the greater problem and deserves more of the blame.