House Votes Down Resolution to Remove US Troops from Syria
The House of Representatives voted down a resolution on March 8 to remove US troops from Syria.
The tally was 103-321.
Introduced by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), the resolution would require President Joe Biden to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria within 15 days of its enactment.
There are approximately 900 U.S. troops in Syria. U.S. troops have mainly been there to fight ISIS.
Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, expressed opposition to the resolution. Ahead of the vote, he warned that a U.S. troop withdrawal would be “a win for the ISIS terrorists.”
Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.), the committee’s ranking member, also expressed objections to the resolution, saying that a withdrawal would be “a premature end” to the American mission in Syria and it would threaten U.S. allies and partners including the Kurds. He also lamented that a withdrawal would enable an ISIS resurgence….
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