GOP congressman slams Trump over report that US bombed former anti-ISIS coalition headquarters

Rep. Adam KinzingerAdam Daniel KinzingerHonoring service before self House approves Turkey sanctions in rare bipartisan rebuke of Trump The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Nareit — White House cheers Republicans for storming impeachment hearing MORE (R-Ill.) sharply criticized President TrumpDonald John TrumpMost Americans break with Trump on Ukraine, but just 45 percent think he should be removed: poll Judge orders Democrats to give notice if they request Trump's NY tax returns Trump's doctor issues letter addressing 'speculation' about visit to Walter Reed MORE on Wednesday after it was reported by The Wall Street Journal that the U.S. had bombed a base formerly used by the multination U.S.-led coalition against ISIS.

The Journal reported Wednesday evening that U.S. jets struck the base in an attempt to reduce its military capabilities after being forced to abandon it due to the movement of Turkish forces in the region.

"Wow. We bombed our own base on purpose, because of the impulsive decision by @realDonaldTrump didn’t leave time to evacuate the right way. Is this the America you grew up believing in?" Kinzinger tweeted Wednesday night.

U.S. officials told the newspaper that airstrikes carried out by U.S. F-15s earlier in the day were meant to “reduce the facility’s military usefulness.”

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The Trump administration has been widely criticized by lawmakers in both parties over Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. forces from northern Syria and allow the invasion of Turkish military forces, which are determined to destroy Kurdish militant groups that assisted in the campaign against ISIS.

In a 354-60 vote earlier Wednesday, the House voted to condemn Trump's withdrawal of U.S. forces in a rare bipartisan rebuke of the president that included all three Republican members of House leadership.