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Democrats to offer resolution demanding Trump reverse Syria decision

 
 
"We will be putting on the floor of the Senate and the House ... a joint resolution that urges the president to undo his decision to do everything he can to protect the Kurds, to do everything that we must do to prevent ISIS terrorists from escaping, and make sure that Turkey respects existing agreements related to Syria and with the United States," Schumer said. 
 
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Trump's decision to pull back U.S. troops from northern Syria has sparked fierce bipartisan backlash on Capitol Hill, where lawmakers warned it would endanger allies, including the Kurds, and strengthen ISIS. 
 
Schumer added on Sunday that Democratic leadership believes the resolution will get "strong bipartisan support," adding that Rep. Michael McCaulMichael Thomas McCaulUS ambassador to Israel Twitter account briefly includes West Bank, Gaza Biden urged to reverse Pompeo-Trump move on Houthis Kremlin critic Navalny detained in Moscow upon return to Russia MORE (R-Texas), the top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, was supporting the resolution. 
 
"I'm going to work so hard to pass this resolution, this joint resolution, this bipartisan resolution to try and get the president to undo what he has done," Schumer added.
 
The Democrats' resolution is still being drafted, according to Schumer, but in addition to urging Trump to reverse his decision, it will also call on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to end military action and on the United States to "ensure that the Turkish military respects existing agreements and acts with restraint." It also backs military and humanitarian support for the Kurds.
 
The resolution is the latest sign of the pushback Trump is facing from lawmakers. 
 
McCaul and House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot EngelEliot Lance EngelState Department sets up new bureau for cybersecurity and emerging technologies How Congress dismissed women's empowerment 2020: A year in photos MORE (D-N.Y.) unveiled sanctions legislation against Turkey on Friday. Meanwhile, Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyFor Biden, a Senate trial could aid bipartisanship around COVID relief McCarthy supports Cheney remaining in leadership amid calls for her to step down Budowsky: Democracy won, Trump lost, President Biden inaugurated MORE (R-Wyo.) said last week she would offer sanctions legislation, and Sens. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamTrump selects South Carolina lawyer for impeachment trial Democrats formally elect Harrison as new DNC chair McConnell proposes postponing impeachment trial until February MORE (R-S.C.) and Chris Van HollenChristopher (Chris) Van HollenRomney calls for Senate to pass sanctions on Putin over Navalny poisoning 'I saw my life flash before my eyes': An oral history of the Capitol attack Trump administration finalizes rollback of migratory bird protections MORE (D-Md.) are expected to introduce a bill on Tuesday. 
 

“I think they were fully committed,” Esper said of Turkey on “Fox News Sunday.” “We are not going to go to war, another war in the Middle East, against Turkey. ... That’s not what we signed up for.”