Lindsey Graham, Nikki Haley, Marco Rubio, and a number of other GOP lawmakers slammed President Trump’s surprise decision to pull U.S. troops out of northeast Syria to make way for a Turkish invasion.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), a key Trump ally, said Monday “if press reports are accurate this is a disaster in the making.” He also vowed to introduce a Senate resolution opposing the move and asking for its reversal:
Graham later vowed to introduce sanctions against Turkey and call for their suspension from NATO if they attack Syria:
Nikki Haley, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and rising GOP star, blasted Trump’s move as a “big mistake,” saying the U.S. was betraying allies and “leaving them to die”:
Meanwhile, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) slammed the decision as a “grave mistake” which “could trigger much broader & more dangerous regional war.” He also said the U.S. has abandoned the Kurds after using them to help defeat ISIS:
Striking similar tones, Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), and a number of other Republicans also criticized the move.