As far as political odd couples go, this one may just take the cake for 2020.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, an ardent Democrat, is teaming up with Republican Senator Lindsey Graham on a resolution to add new sanctions to Turkey after the Middle Eastern nation began an invasion of Northern Syria just days ago.
“Pleased to have a conversation with Senator @LindseyGrahamSC this morning,” Pelosi tweeted. “Our first order of business was to agree that we must have a bipartisan, bicameral joint resolution to overturn the president’s dangerous decision in Syria immediately.”
Graham, in an appearance on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends,” said that the Trump administration would work with Republicans and Democrats to “crush” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and “break his economy” until he stops the bloodshed in northern Syria. The South Carolina senator also said he would be meeting with the president Monday afternoon. He told the Fox News hosts that Turkey would see a “united front,” and said that in addition to Pelosi, he was talking with other Democrats — Senators Chris Van Hollen and Bob Menendez.
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said Monday morning that top U.S. officials planned to meet on the matter Monday morning and then brief the president. Graham has spent part of the last several days tweeting to dissuade the president.
US troops nearly found themselves in harm’s way over the weekend, as Turkish forces accidentally began shelling a target within just a few hundred yards of where American Special Forces were being staged.
The President has insisted that the removal of US forces from the area is a step forward in his quest to rid this nation of “endless wars”.
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