President Trump ticked off the warmongerers in Washington in his bold move to pull our nation’s troops out of the longstanding war in Syria ahead of a Turkish invasion in the region.
Members of both parties have condemned President Trump’s controversial decision, including Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, who have criticized the president’s move to stop the warfare and instead focus on crippling Turkey’s economy in retaliation for their attack.
Now, Nancy Pelosi claims to be working with Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham to, in her own words, “overturn the president’s dangerous decision in Syria immediately.”
Pelosi wants to override President Trump’s call to pull our troops out of Syria through a bipartisan resolution, that she says she has been working with Graham on.
Read Pelosi's tweets explaining this here for yourself:
After bringing our troops home, President Trump took to Twitter to defend his decision to pull us out of "unnecessary wars" despite the backlash he has faced over it:
Axios has an overview of the situation and its background:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) spoke Monday to discuss bipartisan efforts to overturn President Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria and sanction Turkey for its military offensive against Syrian Kurdish forces.
Why it matters: Trump's decision has sparked bipartisan backlash and accusations that he is abandoning the Kurdish allies who helped the U.S. in the fight against ISIS. Trump has voiced approval for the idea of sanctioning Turkey for its invasion, but he has stood by his decision to move U.S. troops out of the way despite the overwhelming criticism he's received from even his most loyal allies.
The big picture: The primarily Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced on Sunday that they had struck a previously unthinkable alliance with the Syrian government, which is allied with U.S. adversaries Russia and Iran, to help protect the border with Turkey.
- The military offensive by Turkey has forced the SDF to abandon some of the camps where ISIS fighters and supporters were being detained, leading to reports of prison breaks
International Business Times also said:
As U.S. lawmakers from both parties have criticized President Trump's troop withdrawal from Syria, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D.-Calif, is reportedly working with Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina to overturn the Trump's decision in an effort to protect Kurds from the current Turkish offensive.
"Pleased to have a conversation with Senator @LindseyGrahamSC this morning," Pelosi tweeted Monday. "Our first order of business was to agree that we must have a bipartisan, bicameral joint resolution to overturn the President’s dangerous decision in Syria immediately."
Graham, often a staunch backer of Trump, has criticized the White House for its Syria pullout. Last week, he asked for prayers on Twitter for "our Kurdish allies that have been shamelessly abandoned by the Trump administration." He has said that the move would cause "the reemergence of ISIS."
Graham has called for sanctions against Turkey due to the offensive. "I will be working across party lines in a bicameral fashion to draft sanctions and move quickly, appreciating President Trump’s willingness to work with the Congress," Graham said.
Pelosi has added that "we must have a stronger sanctions package than what the White House is suggesting."