FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
December 19, 2018
Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343
WASHINGTON, D.C. – At the conclusion of his remarks this morning on the need to increase oversight of the Deep State, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) discussed today’s news that President Donald J. Trump will withdraw American troops from Syria, a decision Dr. Paul has long advocated for to help return the United States to a common-sense foreign policy and avoid forcing our troops to stay without end in yet another country.
On multiple occasions, Dr. Paul has encouraged President Trump to focus on an America-First policy, which would include bringing troops home from multiple locations in the Middle East, including Syria and Afghanistan.
“I'm proud of the president today to hear that he is declaring victory in Syria. Most of the voices around here like to stay everywhere for all time, and they believe that it doesn't work unless you go somewhere and stay forever. The president has the courage to say, ‘We won in Syria, and we're coming home.’ First president in my lifetime really to do that. And that's why President Trump is different, and that's why I think President Trump is one that we should all look to for some changes and for some reform of the Deep State,” Dr. Paul stated on the floor.
Before his speech, Dr. Paul also responded to the news on Twitter, saying, “I am happy to see a President who can declare victory and bring our troops out of a war. It’s been a long time since that has happened.”
You can find video of Dr. Paul’s remarks HERE.