GOP Senator Blames Trump for ISIS Attack?

  • 2019-01-16
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
GOP Senator Blames Trump for ISIS Attack?
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Senator Lindsey Graham spoke against Trump's decision to pull troops from Syria. He even stated that it gave ISIS renewed confidence following an attack by them on American forces in the region.

According to The Hill:

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Wednesday that President Trump's announced withdrawal from Syria has emboldened the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) after the terrorist group took credit for a suicide bombing that killed American troops.

“My concern by the statements made by President Trump is that you have set in motion enthusiasm by the enemy we’re fighting,” Graham said while chairing an unrelated Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday. “So I would hope the president would look long and hard of where he’s headed in Syria.”

Earlier Wednesday, the ISIS took credit for a suicide bombing at a restaurant in a busy market area in the northern Syrian town of Manbij.

The U.S.-led coalition fighting ISIS confirmed U.S. troops were killed in the attack, but did not say how many.

Trump has changed his stance on the withdrawal recently saying that it would happen slower than first reported or announced.

 Source: TTN

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