GOP lawmaker after Syria decision: 'Pull my name off the "I support Donald Trump" list'

Rep. John ShimkusJohn Mondy ShimkusRepublicans eye legislation to rival Democrats' sweeping climate plan Overnight Energy: House passes sweeping bill on 'forever chemicals' | Green groups question Pentagon about burning of toxic chemicals | Steyer plan would open US to climate refugees House passes sweeping bill to target spread of toxic 'forever chemicals' MORE (Ill.) became the latest Republican in Congress to blast President TrumpDonald John TrumpRouhani says Iran will never seek nuclear weapons Trump downplays seriousness of injuries in Iran attack after US soldiers treated for concussions Trump says Bloomberg is 'wasting his money' on 2020 campaign MORE’s decision to turn operations in northern Syria over to Turkey, calling it “terrible and despicable” in an interview with KMOX’s Mark Reardon.

“I’m heartbroken,” said Shimkus, who is retiring in 2020. “In fact I called my chief of staff in D.C., I said ‘pull my name off the "I support Donald Trump" list.’ We have just stabbed our allies in the back. The Kurds go back all the way to the first Gulf War.”

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Shimkus went on to say the White House decision “shocked, embarrassed and angered me.”

Turkey this week mounted an attack against Kurdish forces in northern Syria previously backed by the U.S., prompting bipartisan accusations that Trump betrayed an ally with the pullout.

Numerous congressional Republicans, including some of Trump’s most vocal allies, have pushed back against the move, including Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.), who said it could be the “biggest mistake” of Trump’s presidency, and Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump trial begins with clashes, concessions Cheney's decision not to run for Senate sparks Speaker chatter Hillicon Valley — Presented by Philip Morris International — Apple reportedly dropped plans to let iPhone users encrypt backups | Justices decline facial recognition case | Critics fear Facebook losing misinformation fight | Truce on French tech tax MORE (R-Wyo.), who said Congress “must and will” act after Turkey launched an offensive on Kurdish forces.

Trump defended the decision yesterday, saying the Kurds “didn’t help us in the second world war, they didn’t help us with Normandy as an example.” He has threatened sanctions against Turkey for crossing certain lines but has not specified what actions he would take.

Shimkus later clarified his remarks in a statement, saying that "While my votes will continue to support the president's domestic policy agenda, because of this terrible foreign policy decision I asked that my name be removed from his campaign’s official list of supporters.”