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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House majority Leader Steny Hoyer speaking after a meeting with President Trump on Syria.
House lawmakers, in a rare show of cross-party support on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a measure opposing the President’s decision to resign Trump the U.S. armed forces from Northern Syria, a military decision, which was followed by a Turkish invasion of the region.
The resolution, introduced by Reps. Eliot L. Engel, D-NY, and Michael T. McCaul, R-Texas, calls the White house to give us a plan for the “permanent defeat” of the Islamic state and demand that Turkey stop its military operations in Syria.
Turkish tanks and troops stationed in the vicinity of the Syrian city of Manbij, Syria, Tuesday.
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“An abrupt withdrawal of United States military personnel from certain parts of North-East Syria is an advantage to opponents of the government of the United States, including Syria, Iran and Russia,” says the measure.
In a floor speech before the vote, angel a unique, cross-party, said the resolution “sends, hopefully, a two-chamber system, the rejection of the Trump policy in Syria.”
The measure passed 354-60, with four voting members present. All of the 60 no votes came from Republicans.
Shortly after the vote, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, called on Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell to bring the house resolution to the Senate for discussion and vote.
“President Trump is the only one who can fix the disaster that he created in Syria. There is no better way to pressure the President to undo the harmful and dangerous actions he has taken, as this cross-party resolution, which does exactly that to happen,” Schumer said in a statement. “I urge leader McConnell put the bill on the floor immediately. The life of the Kurds — and our national security are at stake.”
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A companion Senate resolution, introduced Wednesday by Sens. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., Bob Menendez, D-N. J., and Todd Young, R-Ind., call the White house to the support of the Syrian Kurdish forces, the communities affected by violence.
The two-chamber measures coming fighters in the midst of fierce criticism about Trump’s decision and before a scheduled trip to the press by Vice-President Pence to Turkey for ceasefire in its attack on the Syrian-Kurdish.
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The removal of the troops from Syria, effectively abandoned, the Kurdish fighters made a long time ago ally in the fight against ISIS and the way for the Turkish invasion. After backlash over Trump the decision of the President was looking for new leverage with Turkey through the imposition of economic sanctions.
Fox News’ Chad Pergram and Andrew O’reilly contributed to this report.