October 07, 2019

Duckworth Responds to Trump Decision to Abandon U.S. Allies


[WASHINGTON, D.C.] — Combat Veteran and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today issued the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria, thus abandoning allies in the region:

“The Syrian Kurds have fought shoulder to shoulder with our troops to defeat ISIS and with one tweet, Donald Trump has abandoned them. Once again, he’s operating as a one-man show, making huge policy changes on a whim and ignoring the advice of national security experts. This reckless, short-sighted move could embolden ISIS to begin rebuilding and begs the question: who else in the region will Donald Trump betray as he shifts with the political winds?”