Sen. Ron Johnson: Trump Created ‘Serious Split’ with GOP Senators over Syria Pullout

On this weekend’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday,” Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) there was a “serious split” between Senate Republicans and President Donald Trump over his decision to pull out troops in Syria.

Johnson said, “I can’t tell you how many times I came on shows like this after President Obama decided to bug out of Iraq precipitously, so ISIS was able to rise from the defeated ashes of al Qaeda in Iraq. I don’t want to be making the same statement six months from now that we bug out of Syria unwisely and that ISIS has reemerged from the defeated ashes of ISIS in Syria.”

When asked how serious a split is there between the Senate Republicans and the president over Syria, Johnson said, “As it relates to pulling out of Syria, a pretty serious split.”

He added, “I’m not on the ground there, I don’t know all the military assets but it’s a very bad sign when Secretary Mattis resigns, Brett McGurk our envoy there also resigns because they simply can’t carry out the policy. These are people who are intimately knowledgeable on the conditions of the ground, our allies there and they simply couldn’t in good conscience stay in office. That’s a pretty bad sign.”

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