GOP rep: 'Rand Paul is giving the president bad advice' on Afghanistan and Syria

TheHill | 1/18/2019 | Brett Samuels
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Freshman Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) is criticizing Sen. Rand Paul, saying the Kentucky Republican gave President Trump "bad advice" when he suggested that the U.S. declare victory in Afghanistan and Syria.

"There are those of us who have sacrificed for our nation, who know the importance of this terrorist threat and the need to stay vigilant," tweeted Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL, on Wednesday. "We go there so that they don’t come here. It’s that simple."

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Crenshaw, who wears an eyepatch due to an injury sustained in combat, was responding to a tweet from Paul in which the senator said he has "never been prouder" of Trump.

"In today’s meeting, he stood up for a strong America and steadfastly opposed foreign wars," Paul said. "Putting America First means declaring victory in Afghanistan and Syria. President Trump is delivering on his promises."

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Paul has long been critical of ongoing American involvement in Afghanistan and...
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