Dem senator: Trump saying he doesn't know his top ISIS envoy 'should scare the hell out of every American'

Sen. Chris MurphyChristopher (Chris) Scott MurphyOvernight Defense: Trump's Syria envoy wasn't consulted on withdrawal | McConnell offers resolution urging Trump to rethink Syria | Diplomat says Ukraine aid was tied to political investigations Senate votes for North Macedonia to join NATO Trump's Syria envoy says he wasn't consulted on troop withdrawal MORE (D-Conn.) is expressing concerns after President TrumpDonald John TrumpGraham to introduce resolution condemning House impeachment inquiry Support for impeachment inches up in poll Fox News's Bret Baier calls Trump's attacks on media 'a problem' MORE tweeted that he did “not know” his top envoy in the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Brett McGurk.

“Uhhhh...you don’t know your own coordinator of the anti-ISIS campaign?” Murphy tweeted late Saturday. “Over the past 5 years, no one has done more to put ISIS on its heels than Brett. We all know and rely on him.”

“The fact that our President has no clue who Brett is should scare the hell out of every American.”

McGurk abruptly resigned on Friday over disagreements with Trump’s decision to pull U.S. troops out of Syria.

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Trump criticized McGurk as a “grandstander” over the departure, but said in a tweet that he did not know the official.

“Brett McGurk, who I do not know, was appointed by President Obama in 2015,” the president tweeted. “Was supposed to leave in February but he just resigned prior to leaving. Grandstander? The Fake News is making such a big deal about this nothing event!”

McGurk, who was reportedly planning to leave the administration in February, submitted his resignation soon after Defense Secretary James MattisJames Norman MattisJohn Feehery: Mutiny on the Bounty Amash rips Trump over move to send troops from Syria to Iraq Defense chief says US troops leaving Syria will go to western Iraq MORE announced his own resignation over differences with Trump on his Syria strategy.

Trump’s plan to withdraw the 2,000 troops currently in Syria has rattled Pentagon officials and lawmakers. McGurk had criticized the hypothetical move as “reckless.”