U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew (D-2) responded to the decision to pull back U.S. troops from Northern Syria:
“I strongly disagree with the President’s decision to withdrawal U.S. troops from northeastern Syria. Our Kurd allies have been instrumental in our fight against ISIS. Our allies must know America always fulfills its responsibilities. A withdrawal puts our own national security at risk as well as our European allies and Israel and increases the chances of an ISIS resurgence. I urge the President to exert American leadership and stand with our Kurd allies and the multinational coalition to destroy ISIS.”
The criticism of the Republican president came over a week after Van Drew explained his rationale for opposing fellow Democrats’ efforts to impeach Trump.
One of 12 House Democrats opposed to the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump, U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew (D-2) has a history of working with an excitable, explosive executive in the opposing party to maintain his cool hold on political power in a maritime and agricultural district where the conservative Democrat broke a decades-long history of Republican control.
Following the South Jersey congressman’s explanation, Trump tweeted his gratitude to Van Drew, who helped bequeath the senate seat he occupied from 2008-209 to his political protege, while continuing his own his calculated habit of engaging a Republican leader for his own – and his team’s – benefit at election time.
“I have long maintained the position that the impeachment or potential impeachment would not be good for Democrats or Republicans,” Van Drew said on Fox and Friends, prompting Trump to respond.