McConnell Says House Rebuke Of Trump's Syria Withdrawal Isn’t Strong Enough
According to RawStory, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is no fan of the recently-passed House resolution rebuking President Donald Trump’s decision to pull U.S. troops from northern Syria — because the rebuke was too weak.
The Kentucky Republican reportedly told Bloomberg’s Laura Litvan, “My first preference is for something stronger than the House resolution,” adding that the bill should include language addressing America’s next steps in Syria.
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“McConnell says that the House resolution's weaknesses include that it is `curiously silent on the issue of whether to actually to sustain a U.S. military presence in Syria'”
However, RawStory noted that it is possible McConnell is taking issue with the House bill “because he knows it won’t pass if the House and Senate devolve into chaos discussing the next steps for Syria.”
McConnell has so far in Trump’s tenure been slow to criticize the president, making his stance on the House bill surprising.