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Thu Oct 17, 2019, 03:44 PM

Rand Paul just blocked a vote to condemn President Donald Trump's withdrawal of troops in Syria


Rand Paul just blocked a vote to condemn President Donald Trump’s withdrawal of troops in Syria
Many Senate Republicans disagree with the president. But they won’t be voting on a resolution that says so.
By Li Zhou on October 17, 2019 2:30 pm


Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), a longtime opponent of “endless wars,” just blocked a resolution condemning President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw American troops from northern Syria.

“I object to this resolution because it does nothing to fix this problem,” Paul said, while pushing his own bill to stop arms sales to Turkey. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer had called for the Senate to consider a vote on this resolution, which passed the House with a bipartisan 354-60 majority on Wednesday, with the goal of sending Trump a message about Congress’s disapproval of his recent actions.

“Because of the president’s precipitous action ... ISIS prisoners are escaping,” Schumer said in a floor speech on Thursday. “The president’s incompetence has put American lives in danger.”


Schumer is far from the only one who’s criticized Trump’s decision, which many Republicans also view as a betrayal of the United States’s Kurdish allies in the region, who’ve been forced to confront a Turkish military offensive. Despite their outcry on the subject, it’s still not clear just how much Republicans are willing to clash with the president explicitly on this issue. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is unlikely to allow the non-binding resolution condemning Trump to come to the floor, and he has previously said it has some “serious weaknesses.”

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Thu Oct 17, 2019, 03:50 PM

1. fuck rand paul. and his dad ron as well.

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Thu Oct 17, 2019, 03:55 PM

2. Loyalist Rand to the Russians

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Thu Oct 17, 2019, 05:41 PM

3. I'd say that Rand is an asshole but

that would be unfair to assholes.

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Thu Oct 17, 2019, 05:44 PM

4. Too bad his neighbor didn't rip his face off when he had the chance. n/t

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Thu Oct 17, 2019, 05:45 PM

5. fuck you randy

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