FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 15, 2019
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – In case you missed it, this morning on MSNBC Live with Stephanie Ruhle, U.S. Senator and Senate Foreign Relations Committee member Rand Paul (R-KY) discussed President Trump’s withdrawal of U.S. troops from Northern Syria and responded to Senator Lindsey Graham’s (R-SC) criticism of the move.
“I would say that Lindsey Graham’s been wrong about almost every foreign policy decision of the last two decades,” said Sen. Paul, later noting, “He’s been wrong about the Syrian war from the beginning, because the neocons – Lindsey Graham and others – and actually many liberals, like Hillary Clinton, they actually all supported the Sunni extremists against Assad.”
“I’m not so sure that the Sunni extremists taking over Syria would have been better than Assad,” he continued. “I’m not a fan of Assad, but sometimes maybe you have two evils, and you really don’t have to pick sides. That’s why we’re supposed to vote on and have a debate – a big, public debate – about when we go to war, and I don’t see a national interest over there.”
You can find the clip HERE.