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Bipartisan condemnation of Trump’s Syria actions, but 3 Arizona Republicans stand with him

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Smoke rises over the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain, as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Turkey, on Oct. 15, 2019. The military action is part of a campaign to extend Turkish control of more of northern Syria, a large swath of which is currently held by Syrian Kurds, whom Turkey regards as a threat. U.S. President Donald Trump granted American approval to this campaign, withdrawing his country’s troops from several Syrian outposts near the Turkish border. /Photo by Burak Kara / Getty Images

By Robin Bravender and Jim Small | Arizona Mirror

Three Arizona Republicans voted against a resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday condemning President Donald Trump’s withdrawal of U.S. troops from northern Syria. 

The resolution passed the House with broad bipartisan support, delivering a stinging rebuke to the president. The final vote was 354-60. 

Reps. Andy Biggs, Paul Gosar and Debbie Lesko were among the 60 Republicans who voted against the measure.

Rep. David Schweikert, the only other Republican in the House delegation, voted to condemn Trump’s move. The five Democrats in Arizona’s delegation all voted in favor of the resolution.

Democratic and Republican lawmakers in both chambers have slammed the president after he ordered the withdrawal of U.S. forces from the region. Critics blame the decision for allowing a Turkish incursion into the region that targeted U.S. Kurdish allies. 

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