FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 12, 2019
Jeanne Shaheen’s Outrageous Claim on the Current Situation in Syria
“Sen. Jeanne Shaheen’s claim that President Trump gave a green light to Turkey’s actions and that the President has abandoned the Kurds is outrageous and not supported by the facts.
President Trump’s decision to reposition 50 U.S. troops in northern Syria is not a “withdrawal” or “shortsighted”. All Americans should take the time to get a complete picture of the situation before they make public statements against the President.
Senior Military leaders I have spoken with point out that Turkey is a NATO member and should have consulted its allies before taking military action against the Kurds – those who have contributed so much to fighting and defeating ISIS. They agree that the mainstream media has not reported the key fact that more than 100 U.S. troops remain in Northern Syria assisting the Kurds.
I am confident President Trump values the Kurds’ role in the fight against Islamic extremists. I understand he remains in discussions with Turkey about their actions. Now is not the time to doubt or second guess the President.”