Graham teams up with Pelosi over Trump’s “dangerous decision”

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that she joined forces with Sen. Lindsey Graham in a push to overturn President Trump’s “dangerous decision” on Syria.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she and GOP Senator Lindsey Graham have agreed Congress needs a resolution to “overturn” President Trump’s decision to hastily pull troops from northern Syria, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released a statement saying he’s “gravely concerned” by what’s happening in Syria “and by our nation’s apparent response so far.”

The California Democrat announced on Monday that she and Graham agreed to “a bipartisan, bicameral joint resolution” on the president’s controversial decision to pull U.S. troops from northern Syria.

Senior Republican lawmakers have harshly criticized Trump’s decision and have been warning of the dangerous consequences of the vacuum that would be left behind as U.S. troops depart, as well as condemning the apparent abandonment of Kurdish allies who helped the U.S. defeat ISIS.

McConnell in his statement said that he looks forward to talking with his colleagues in the Senate and with senior administration officials about “what the United States can do to avoid a strategic calamity.” He went on to say that while Turkey is a NATO ally, its offensive against the U.S.’ Kurdish partners “is jeopardizing years of hard-won progress in the fight against ISIS,” and he argued that the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Syria now would “re-create the very conditions that we have worked hard to destroy and invite the resurgence of ISIS.” More broadly, he said, withdrawal would create a power vacuum that Iran and Russia would exploit, which is “a catastrophic outcome” for U.S. strategic interests.

Graham confirmed the conversation with Pelosi, but only seemed to focus on the sanctions. He said he had spoken with Nancy Pelosi and they agreed also on the additional sanctions against Turkey which began its offensive into Syria soon after Trump’s announcement last week.

The President also talked of heavy sanctions.

Pelosi called for “a stronger sanctions package than what the White House is suggesting,” in additional tweets following her talks with the South Carolina Republican.

The rumor is that President Trump gave Turkey the green light and the Allies think so too. However, there is no evidence and the President said Turkey was planning to invade. That’s true. Erdogan has had troops lined up on the Syrian border for months. The U.S. cannot go to war with a NATO ally with an enormous army.

The President’s actions in Syria are not impeachable and are well within his purview. That doesn’t mean Democrats won’t roll it into their impeachment strategy because they disagree.

He is the Commander-in-Chief and doesn’t need their approval to withdraw troops. Let Lindsey watch the flag-draped coffins come in to Langley.

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  • Grandstanding by Pelosi and Republicans on maintaining placing our troops in harms way to protect generations old tribal disputes, we do not need troops in the Middle East.

  • Rush on 10/10 shows how the swamp makes huge amounts of money on Wars building and rebuilding, Defense spending, contractors, CIA involvements, both parties are involved.

  • What kinda name is Lindsey anyway.
    I want every single GOP rat to spill their treachery
    For all to witness.
    So much to do and fight all the way.
    Sheesh.

  • Dangerous decision, Lindsey, Pe-lousey? Like leaving our southern border wide open for years so criminals, cartels, terrorists can come and go as they please? Thousands of American lives ruined, ended, because of drugs pouring across the border? So innocent Americans can be killed on the highways by illegal aliens with no license – often repeat offenders with multiple DUI’s?

    • Amazing that the left and rinos are okay with spending millions of taxpayer dollars to have troops in the mideast to protect folks involved in a tribal conflict.
      Yet, can’t muster the bucks necessary to close our own southern border.
      Somebody is being paid off. Otherwise, it just doesn’t make any sense whatsoever. Look for offshore accounts for the leftists and rinos, including piglousy and graham.
      Just sayin’.

  • Gullible conservatives are a big part of the problem in the USA, as they elect and tolerate continual betrayal by fake conservatives such as Graham. It’s silly to ever trust Graham, he bitterly opposed Trump for 2 years then flipped because Mueller failed and Graham wants to be on the winning side. Graham already won his 2020 election with his pretense, due to gullible conservatives. As a result, the senate has a large group of phony conservatives. China Mitch and his gang have used voters.