Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden meets with lawmakers amid domestic agenda panic The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Alibaba - House Democrats plagued by Biden agenda troubles Graham tries to help Trump and McConnell bury the hatchet MORE (R-S.C.) warned on Tuesday that Turkey would face "sanctions from hell" if it moves its military into northern Syria, in the wake of President TrumpDonald TrumpUkraine's president compares UN to 'a retired superhero' Collins to endorse LePage in Maine governor comeback bid Heller won't say if Biden won election MORE's decision to draw back U.S. troops.
"If Turkey moves into northern Syria, sanctions from hell — by Congress — will follow. Wide, deep, and devastating sanctions," Graham tweeted.
The move comes after the White House announced on Sunday night that Ankara was moving forward with a long-threatened offensive in northeastern Syria and that U.S. troops would not be in the “immediate area” when it happens.
Graham, along with most lawmakers for both parties, panned that decision, calling it a "disaster in the making." During a Monday interview with Fox News's "Fox & Friends," he pledged that he would work to slap new sanctions on Turkey if "they step one foot inside Syria."
"I hope I'm making myself clear how shortsighted and irresponsible this decision is in my view," he said. "This to me is just unnerving to its core."