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Wed Oct 9, 2019, 08:21 AM

Lindsey Graham on Trump's Syria decision: "He's putting the nation at risk"

In an interview with Axios on Tuesday night, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) condemned President Trump in his harshest language yet for deciding to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria, suggesting Trump is violating his oath of office by allowing Turkey to move in and attack the Kurds.

Driving the news: Graham said Trump is making the biggest mistake of his presidency, against the advice of his national security team, and putting his presidency in peril. "I think he's putting the nation at risk, and I think he's putting his presidency at risk," Graham said. "And I hope he will adjust his policies like he did before. That would actually be a sign of real leadership."

Details: Graham told me in a phone interview:

"This is worse than when Obama left Iraq, because you've got so much information as to what happens. This would be a game changer to our national security. This would pave the way to the re-emergence of ISIS."

"If I hear the president say one more time, 'I made a campaign promise to get out of Syria,' I'm going to throw up."

"He took an oath of office to protect the nation against all enemies, foreign and domestic. There's no bigger enemy to our nation than ISIS. And there's no way we can protect the country from radical Islam without partners like the Kurds."

"His duty as commander-in-chief, I believe, compels him to act honorably by the Kurds, and it is impossible for Turkey to go into Syria and not create a devastating ripple effect, no matter what the president says to [Turkish President Recep Tayyip] Erdogan."

"Nobody besides Trump believes the president's claim that the U.S. is not abandoning the Kurds."


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Reply Lindsey Graham on Trump's Syria decision: "He's putting the nation at risk" (Original post)
demmiblue Oct 9 OP
SummerSnow Oct 9 #1
kentuck Oct 9 #2
JPK Oct 9 #9
demmiblue Oct 9 #10
CentralMass Oct 9 #3
Bettie Oct 9 #4
Johnny2X2X Oct 9 #5
C_U_L8R Oct 9 #6
bluestarone Oct 9 #7
Chuuurles Oct 9 #8

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 08:23 AM

1. He is so full of doo doo

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 08:24 AM

2. He has risked our national security several times.

What are you gonna do it about it, Lindsey?

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Response to kentuck (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 09:35 AM

9. What will Lady Graham do? Well...

...I'll give him such a pinch!

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Response to JPK (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 09:38 AM

10. Lindsey Graham is male. n/t

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 08:42 AM

3. Hey Lindsey you tRump @$$ kissing enabler, stfu.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 08:51 AM

4. But, this will not change Leningrad Lindsay's

support for him one tiny bit. He'll still be all in for him.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 08:52 AM

5. Sure Lindsay

Then do something about it. He'll be saying, "I stand with Trump" by the weekend. He's a clown and an empty suit. Trump has blackmail information on him for sure.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 09:13 AM

6. Derp is not a strategy, Lindsay

You should have known better when you abandoned McCain.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 09:16 AM

7. Yea he's puting our nation at risk. WITH

The support of YOU (and the rest of you cronies) Lindsay!!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 09:20 AM

8. Doesn't care about Ukraine tho

[link:https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/464978-graham-tells-pelosi-gop-wont-impeach-trump-over-ukraine-call|

“ Graham tells Pelosi GOP won't impeach Trump over Ukraine call”


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