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Congress struggles to counter Donald Trump on Syria


Added 10-15-19 09:35:02pm EST - “Lawmakers streamed back to Washington Tuesday determined to fight President Trump's troop pullout from Syria ?" but they struggled to figure out exactly what they can do about it.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Congress struggles to counter Trump on Syria”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Lawmakers streamed back to Washington on Tuesday determined to fight President Trump’s troop pullout from Syria, but they struggled to figure out exactly what they can do about it.

Democratic leaders announced a bipartisan resolution condemning Mr. Trump and urging him to reverse course, but they acknowledged that was largely symbolic. They said they are intent on finding something with more teeth.

Republican leaders were noncommittal on the resolution. They said they want to hear more from the Trump administration but made clear that they are not happy with the way the president’s moves have played out.

“This violence needs to end,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican. He called the escalating clash “completely unacceptable.”

Congress was on a two-week recess on Oct. 6 when the president announced a snap withdrawal of the several dozen U.S. troops stationed in Syria, where they were helping Kurdish forces fight Islamic State rebels and holding Islamic State captives.

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