Rep. Cisneros on President’s Withdrawal of Troops in Syria

October 21, 2019
Press Release

**Watch Rep. Cisneros’s Interview Here**

FULLERTON, CA – Yesterday, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) spoke with Phillip Mena about the President’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Northern Syria and the consequences it has had in the region.

When asked about the White House defending the President’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria, Rep. Cisneros said, “I think you can see on a bipartisan basis that everyone is upset with the Administration's position on this. By removing those troops from the Syria-Turkish border, [the President] pretty much did greenlight the Turkish army to come into Syria and set forth this whole process that made Syria more volatile than it had been… When I was serving in the United States Navy, we worked with our allies, we supported our allies, we didn’t turn our backs on them… The President created this situation and now he’s trying to claim victory by saying he solved it.”

Rep. Cisneros is a Navy veteran and serves on the House Armed Services Committee. Last week, Rep. Cisneros joined a bipartisan majority of the House in supporting and voting for a resolution to oppose the President’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Northern Syria. The resolution passed 354-60.