PHOENIX—Rep. Greg Stanton today issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s decision to remove U.S. troops from northern Syria:
President Trump’s erratic decision-making on the global stage is becoming increasingly harmful, and his latest dangerous choice will place American soldiers at greater risk in the future.
Abandoning our Kurdish allies—who have fought alongside us in the battle against ISIS—opens the door for their slaughter. The President’s decision to turn his back on our allies shows weakness, not wisdom, and sends a chilling message to those we ask to stand with us in times of uncertainty.
I condemn this decision in the strongest terms and stand ready to join my colleagues—in a bipartisan manner—to take action to protect our Kurdish partners.