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Thu Oct 10, 2019, 12:16 PM

Metro East Congressman John Shimkus pulls Trump support after Syria decision

https://kmox.radio.com/articles/news/trump-loses-metro-east-ally-john-shimkus-over-syria-decision

"Pull my name off the 'I support Donald Trump' list."

BRIAN KELLY
OCTOBER 10, 2019 - 9:13 AM

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - As the battle between Democrats and Republicans over impeachment continues on like a heatwave in August, President Trump makes moves to remove U.S. troops from Syria.

Just hours after the decision to leave Syrian Kurds to fend for themselves against Turkey, Illinois Congressman John Shimkus calls the President's decision "terrible and despicable."

Related: Illinois GOP congressman John Shimkus will not run in 2020

Shimkus goes on to tell KMOX's Mark Reardon that he told staff "to take my name off the I support Donald Trump list" and that he is "saddened for the Kurdish people."

The congressman, who is not seeking re-election, says some people like the President's "America First" populism, but he believes the U.S. should stand with those who have stood with us for years.

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Reply Metro East Congressman John Shimkus pulls Trump support after Syria decision (Original post)
Dennis Donovan Oct 10 OP
beachbumbob Oct 10 #1
hatrack Oct 10 #2
Pacifist Patriot Oct 10 #3
ecstatic Oct 10 #4

Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Oct 10, 2019, 12:19 PM

1. Shimkus has nothing to do with metro east.

He is downstate Illinois farm country, safe republican district as can be found in Illinois

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Response to beachbumbob (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 10, 2019, 12:23 PM

2. Well, relative to St. Louis he does . . .

Report from KMOX.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Oct 10, 2019, 12:57 PM

3. What brave and principled souls these "not seeking re-election" folks are turning out to be.

Please tell me I don't need the sarcasm tag for this comment.

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 10, 2019, 01:02 PM

4. +1000. nt

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