REPORT: Lindsey Graham lambasts Trump’s Syria decision

OCTOBER 9, 2019

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In an interview with Axios on Tuesday night, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) condemned President Trump in his harshest language yet for deciding to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria, suggesting Trump is violating his oath of office by allowing Turkey to move in and attack the Kurds.

Graham said Trump is making the biggest mistake of his presidency, against the advice of his national security team, and putting his presidency in peril. “I think he’s putting the nation at risk, and I think he’s putting his presidency at risk,” Graham said. “And I hope he will adjust his policies like he did before. That would actually be a sign of real leadership.”

The article provides additional details on Graham’s remarks during a telephone interview:

  • “This is worse than when Obama left Iraq, because you’ve got so much information as to what happens. This would be a game changer to our national security. This would pave the way to the re-emergence of ISIS.”

Graham further slammed the president, saying, “He took an oath of office to protect the nation against all enemies, foreign and domestic. There’s no bigger enemy to our nation than ISIS. And there’s no way we can protect the country from radical Islam without partners like the Kurds.”

Tuesday evening, Graham also blasted out a warning to Turkey:

To the Turkish Government: You do NOT have a green light to enter into northern Syria. There is massive bipartisan opposition in Congress, which you should see as a red line you should not cross.

If you want to destroy what is left of a fragile relationship, a military invasion of Syria will do the job. #StandWithTheKurds

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