GOP Support For Trump Continues To Drop As Republican Senators Keep Condemning Him Over Syria
Donald Trump decided to pull U.S. troops out of Northeast Syria this week after giving Turkey the green light to attack the country. This move was condemned, not only by Democrats, but by Republicans as well.
In fact, there is a growing crowd of Republican senators who are coming forward and condemning the president, including Trump supporters Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham.
According to Sen. John Thune (R-SD), attempts to apply meaningful sanctions on Turkey after Trump greenlit its invasion are just politicians “grasping to come up with something,” adding that the Trump’s decision “was a mistake” from the beginning.
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT), a frequent critic of the President, also spoke out, saying that sanctions “aren’t going to do any good.”
“Abandoning [the Kurds] in my opinion, was an enormous strategic mistake and represents one of the darkest days in American foreign policy history,” Romney added.
According to the Washington Examiner, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) also criticized Trump’s Syria decision and said that sanctions could actually be a boon to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, framing him as someone willing to stand up to the US.
“There is no way to unravel it, there is no way to undo some of the more significant damage it’s done,” Rubio said.
McConnell also issued a rare criticism of Trump.
“I’m sorry that we are where we are,” McConnell said. “I hope that the vice president and the secretary of state can somehow repair the damage.”