Senate Votes 77-23 Against Major Trump Decision & He’s Livid

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People wondered if the Republicans would ever contain Donald Trump. What would he have to do that was so awful that it would motivate them to act? It appears that the Senate just found out what it was.

Cofounder of The Hill Ed Krassenstein tweeted that the Senate passed a bill to interrupt Trump’s fast “withdrawal of troops from Syria:”

‘BREAKING: The Senate has just approved a bill that would include provisions to oppose Trump’s quick withdrawal of troops from Syria, by a vote of 77-23. Trump just got Thumped by his own party! Womp, womp!’

What was most important was the the Senate vote of 77 for and only 23 against the bill that would oppose the president’s spontaneous but lasting desire to quickly withdraw American troops from Syria, according to The Reason.

Trump has managed to drive off most of those who would have any input into his unwise decision. He ignores those who are left to advise him. Instead, POTUS trusts his gut over the government career experts on the military. The commander-in-chief decided to phone Turkish President Recep Erdoğan. The next morning, Trump announced U.S. troops were leaving — and quickly.

Erdoğan was happy, because then he could crush our allies, the Kurds, and his enemies. Trump’s twitter withdrawal announcement caused Secretary of Defense James Mattis and the Special Presidential Envoy to the Counter-ISIS campaign Brett McGurk quit in protest. The tweet said:

‘We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency. (US troops are) all coming back, and they’re coming back now.’

General Joseph Votel appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing to testify about ISIS. Trump never talked to him about Syria. Votel said that ISIS had gone to ground, and the fight was “not over:

‘You weren’t consulted before that decision was announced?’

‘I was not aware of the specific announcement. Certainly we are aware that he had expressed a desire and intent in the past to depart Iraq, depart Syria.’

Senator Angus King (I-ME) asked:

‘You weren’t consulted before that decision was announced?’

The general responded:

We were not, I was not consulted.’

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