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GOP lawmaker mocks Trump on ISIS: 'Campaign promise fail'

GOP lawmaker mocks Trump on ISIS: 'Campaign promise fail'
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Republican Rep. Adam KinzingerAdam Daniel KinzingerTrump critics push new direction for GOP Democrats fundraise off of vote to remove Cheney from GOP leadership Kinzinger on Cheney removal: History will call this 'low point of the Republican Party' MORE (Ill.) on Thursday lashed out at President TrumpDonald TrumpWarren says Republican party 'eating itself and it is discovering that the meal is poisonous' More than 75 Asian, LGBTQ groups oppose anti-Asian crime bill McConnell says he's 'great admirer' of Liz Cheney but mum on her removal MORE over the president's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria, saying the move amounts to a “campaign promise fail.”

Trump tweeted earlier on Thursday that the U.S. had removed “2 ISIS militants tied to beheadings in Syria,” just “in case the Kurds or Turkey lose control.”

Kinzinger responded to that tweet, saying, “Ah the other 10,000 no biggie, at least you got the 'big two.' Campaign promise fail,” referring to Trump's 2016 campaign promises to completely destroy ISIS.

 

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Kinzinger earlier in the week slammed Trump over the administration's decision to pull back from Syria, saying, “The America I love is capable of a much higher calling.”

 

His tweets followed confirmation from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan that Turkish forces had begun their assault on Kurdish forces after Trump's announcement.

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Trump condemned Turkey's move into northeastern Syria but held firm in his decision to remove the troops despite facing significant blowback from Democrats and Republicans alike.

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamTrump critics push new direction for GOP Graham warns about trying to 'drive' Trump from GOP: 'Half the people will leave' Cheney set to be face of anti-Trump GOP MORE (R-S.C.), one of Trump's fiercest allies on Capitol Hill, said Wednesday that Trump's move in Syria might be the “biggest mistake” of his presidency.

The United Nations Security Council will meet Thursday to discuss a response to Turkey's invasion of Syria.