Cooper Denounces Trump’s Decision to Withdraw American Troops in Syria

Dec 20, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) today denounced President Trump’s decision to withdraw American troops from Syria.

“President Trump’s decision to withdraw American troops from Syria is impulsive and irresponsible. National security experts believe ISIS is still a threat, and the removal of our troops will create a power vacuum in the Middle East. We also should not abandon our Kurdish allies who have been working tirelessly beside us in the fight against ISIS,” Rep. Cooper said. “Revealing our military strategy to everyone in the world, including our enemies, is an avoidable error Trump himself has mocked in the past. The fact that Putin is supportive of this decision should be an indication that it is an alarming idea.”