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.”
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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