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Crenshaw Cosponsors Bipartisan Resolution Opposing Syria Withdrawal, Turkish Aggression

Washington, October 16, 2019

Crenshaw Cosponsors Bipartisan Resolution Opposing Syria Withdrawal, Turkish Aggression

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Dan Crenshaw cosponsored H.J. Res. 77, a bipartisan joint resolution opposing the decision to end American efforts in Northern Syria. The resolution calls on Turkish President Erdogan to end military action in Syria, urges the U.S. to continue its support of Syrian Kurdish communities, and encourages Turkish military restraint. The resolution also calls on the White House to present a clear and specific plan for the enduring defeat of ISIS.

“As someone who served in the Middle East, I know our enemy and I know the value of American forces on the ground,” said Crenshaw. “We had a small but cost-effective force maintaining pressure on ISIS and preventing their resurgence. Now, we have left our Kurdish allies to fend for themselves against a belligerent Turkish military, allowing the conditions for ISIS’s resurgence. Guys like me go to places like Syria to ensure that our fight stays off American shores. It is imperative that there is a coherent strategy that adapts to this new, unstable dynamic in Syria.”

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