California Democratic Rep. Jared Huffman criticized President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw troops from Syria by tweeting Friday that the president is as “disloyal to allies as he is to Melania.”
From Daily Caller:
“I opposed sending troops to Syria,” Huffman tweeted. “I also oppose throwing allies under a bus. We told Kurds if they joined this dangerous fight we’d have their backs. Trump just abandoned them after a call w/Erdogan. He’s as disloyal to allies as he is to Melania. Devastating to US credibility.”
Huffman’s tweet was among others’ criticisms of the president’s decision, announced Wednesday, to withdraw around 2,000 U.S. troops from Syria. While neoconservatives and hawks like South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham were expected to criticize the move, Democrats and media outlets like The New York Times have seemed to have ditched ideological consistency to seize the opportunity to bash the president.
New Hampshire Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen called the move “an ill-informed and hasty withdrawal of troops.”
It will “not only breathe new life into ISIS and other terrorist groups, but it will also cede America’s hard-fought gains in the region to Russia, Iran and Assad,” she continued.
White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller pointed out what he saw as hypocrisy during a Thursday night CNN appearance.