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Rep. Liz Cheney, the third-ranking Republican in the House GOP leadership, called on President Trump to reverse his decision to withdraw all U.S. troops from Syria. She also urged him to reverse his plans to cut the number of troops in Afghanistan.
"I am deeply, deeply concerned, and I oppose strongly the president's decision to apparently withdraw troops from Syria," Cheney said in a "Face the Nation" interview on Sunday. "I think the president has done a lot of very good things," but "these two decisions would be disastrous."
Cheney - Mr - Trump - Decision - Path
Cheney said Mr. Trump's decision was a "very dangerous path to go down." She also criticized an earlier "Face the Nation" interview with Republican Sen. Rand Paul, dismissing his embrace of the president's position on Syria and Afghanistan as "unburdened by facts."
"We ought to make sure that we keep our troops there in order to prevent the establishment of safe havens from those groups that want to attack us," Cheney said.
Transcript - Liz - Cheney - Face - Nation
Transcript: Liz Cheney on "Face the Nation," December 23, 2018
Mr. Trump announced last week the U.S. would be withdrawing troops from Syria, saying ISIS had been "defeated" there. But many in Washington, including prominent Republicans, have...
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