Sen. Lindsey Graham on Wednesday urged President Trump to reconsider plans to withdraw U.S. troops in Syria, after an explosion killed four American troops there.
“To those who lost their lives today in Syria, you were defending America, in my view,” the South Carolina Republican said while leading the confirmation hearing for attorney general nominee William Barr. “To those in Syria who are trying to work together you are providing the best and only hope to your country. I hope the president will look long and hard at what we’re doing in Syria,” said Graham, the new Senate Judiciary Committee chairman.
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Trump last month claimed ISIS had been destroyed and said that the U.S. would begin to withdraw the approximately 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria. The decision played a role in former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ resignation, and the announcement caught many lawmakers on Capitol Hill off-guard.
WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW to hear Graham’s full statement.
— Kevin Bishop (@KevinDBishop) January 16, 2019
Lindsey Graham interrupts Barr hearing to deliver warning to Trump on Syria, in wake of attack in Manbij: “To those who lost their lives today in Syria, you were defending America, in my view … I hope the president will look long and hard at what we’re doing in Syria.” pic.twitter.com/SwiWByylNK
— David Wright (@DavidWright_CNN) January 16, 2019
Lindsey Graham: ‘I hope the president will look long and hard at what we’re doing in Syria’ https://t.co/s4VgF9Gvgj
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) January 16, 2019
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