Rep. Sherrill Votes for Bipartisan Resolution Opposing Turkey’s Incursion into Syria
Resolution Led by Chairman and Ranking Member of House Foreign Affairs Committee Passes with Overwhelming Support in the House
Washington, DC — Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.J. Res. 77, a bipartisan resolution opposing the decision to end United States efforts to prevent Turkish military operations against Syrian Kurdish forces in Northeast Syria:
“There is widespread, bipartisan agreement in Congress that the United States must stand with our allies and ensure our foreign policy reflects our values. At a time when Russia and Iran are trying to assert greater power, we need to promote our strategic partnerships, not withdraw from them. Today, the United States House of Representatives affirmed that the administration must present clear plans to support Syrian Kurdish communities, defeat ISIS, and counter Turkish aggression.”
House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Elliott Engel (D-NY) and Ranking Member Michael McCaul (R-TX) led the bipartisan resolution, which passed in the House this afternoon 354 to 60, including 129 Republicans.