Liz Cheney: Turkey Invaded Syria Because Democrats Are Trying To Impeach Trump

The Republican congresswoman tried to link Democrats' impeachment inquiry to Turkey's offensive in northern Syria.

Turkey launched an incursion into northern Syria last week because Democrats are trying to impeach President Donald Trump, Republican Rep. Liz Cheney said on Monday.

During an appearance on Fox News, Cheney attempted to rewrite history as she ignored Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. forces ahead of the Turkish offensive and claimed instead that Democrats are to blame.

"I also want to say that the impeachment proceedings that are going on and what the Democrats are doing themselves to try to weaken this president is part of this," the Wyoming congresswoman and daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney said, according to Newsweek.

"It was not an accident that the Turks chose this moment to roll across the border," she continued. "And I think the Democrats have got to pay very careful attention to the damage that they're doing with the impeachment proceedings."

In reality, Trump’s decision last week to pull U.S. troops out of the region gave Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan the greenlight to send his military over the border into Syria.

After speaking with Erdogan, Trump announced his decision, garnering harsh criticism in the process.

A National Security Council source told Newsweek last week that the president got “rolled” by Erdogan on that phone call.

"President Trump was definitely out-negotiated and only endorsed the troop withdraw to make it look like we are getting something—but we are not getting something," the source said. "The U.S. national security has entered a state of increased danger for decades to come because the president has no spine and that's the bottom line."

While Cheney has gone about blaming Democrats for Turkey’s move, most Republicans have laid blame at the president’s feet.

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zacksgram
zacksgram

Of she will say something like this. She is a part of the problem. Everyone who allowed Trump to act like a dictator is responsible.

Khatdaddie
Khatdaddie

There so busy trying to get there hateful policies turned into laws. That they don't care what he does until he takes them down with him or we are back at war sending our son an daughters back in harm's way. Fighting ISIS in places where we had defeated them.

cyr3n
cyr3n

im not a fan of her father, nor how her family profits off war... but she is half correct. trump welcomes the distraction so the attention isnt on him. however, its not “democrats” fault that he made a bad strategic decision (from the POV of military historians and top brass). He was always kind of a con and his supporters were hoping he could keep his $hyt together for at least 4 years. Trump did this maneuver to get everyone scurrying around worried about getting sucked into War again so his transgressions look mild compared to maimed bodies.

Whats sad is, after all the puffery about being the greatest prez, he’s not doing the one thing he DOES have power to do which would affect everyone and probably (even now) make him the greatest president alive.. which is disband the IRS. Even if he’s impeached, and even if he’s a big perv, and even if he’s a con, it would actually take a con to dismantle the biggest con game run on the american people. And it might just redeem this guy/prez to finish what JFK started and what other presidents have attempted but failed in doing. To do what other presidents couldnt for the people, would at least redeem his otherwise disasterous presidency.

RonV
RonV

Liz has spent too much of her youth snorting with Halliburton $100 bills

BCSHelby
BCSHelby

...hmm, the wife of a war criminal is blaming the abandonment of the Kurds and handing Syria over to Russia on the Dems instead of the greedy self absorbed person in the Oval Office who has business and property holdings in Turkey. Yup, I guess despots and criminals need to stick together.

Kradek
Kradek

Everyone is forgetting that trump gets substantial income from RE in Istanbul. It's well documented that his decision was counter to advice and his original position. Perhaps his income was threatened during the talk.. We need access to this conversation.

Investigate Barr for Iran Contra.

PATTIV
PATTIV

Dear Liz Cheney, you are as ignorant and useless as your father. Please seek employment elsewhere! You are no longer necessary to the American political system. Go as graciously as possible and take Louis Gomert, Jim Jordan and any of the rest of your republican cohorts who have no place in government!