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

Rep. Adam KinzingerAdam Daniel KinzingerPentagon: 'No corroborating evidence' yet to validate troop bounty allegations Overnight Defense: Lawmakers demand answers on reported Russian bounties for US troops deaths in Afghanistan | Defense bill amendments target Germany withdrawal, Pentagon program giving weapons to police Trump faces bipartisan calls for answers on Russian-offered bounties MORE (R-Ill.) sharply criticized President TrumpDonald John Trump Trump responds to calls to tear down monuments with creation of 'National Garden' of statues Trump: Children are taught in school to 'hate their own country' Trump accuses those tearing down statues of wanting to 'overthrow the American Revolution' 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.”


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.