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Dems to Offer Joint Resolution Urging Trump to Reverse Syria Withdrawal

By    |   Sunday, 13 October 2019 06:54 PM

President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northeastern Syria ahead of a military incursion announced by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has caused intense bipartisan backlash, and congressional Democrats will offer a resolution to urge Trump to reverse the move, reports The Hill.

Sen. Chuck Schumer told reporters Sunday about the joint resolution following Defense Secretary Mark Esper’s announcement that the U.S. would relocate 1,000 troops from northeastern Syria as fighting in the region escalated.

"We will be putting on the floor of the Senate and the House ... a joint resolution that urges the president to undo his decision to do everything he can to protect the Kurds, to do everything that we must do to prevent ISIS terrorists from escaping. And make sure that Turkey respects existing agreements related to Syria and with the United States," Schumer said. 

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi agreed to offer the resolution, which will call on Erdogan to end military action and for the U.S. to “ensure that the Turkish military respects existing agreements and acts with restraint."

"I'm going to work so hard to pass this resolution, this joint resolution, this bipartisan resolution to try and get the president to undo what he has done," Schumer added.

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President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northeastern Syria ahead of a military incursion announced by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has caused intense bipartisan backlash, and congressional Democrats will offer a resolution to urge Trump to...
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