On the Senate Floor, Shaheen Highlights the Danger of the President’s Decision to Withdraw Troops from Syria

December 20, 2018

Syria

**You can watch Shaheen’s remarks in full HERE**

(Washington, DC) — Last night, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on the Senate floor to highlight the danger of the President’s decision to withdraw troops from Syria. Shaheen stressed that pulling out of Syria is premature based on what she saw on the ground earlier this year, and emphasized that U.S. leadership is essential to completely defeating ISIS and bringing an end to the horrific violence in Syria.

Senator Shaheen visited Syria in July during a bipartisan congressional delegation with Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), meeting with military personnel to view the gains made by U.S. security forces and their partners, and the need for a comprehensive strategy to end the violence in the region and provide stabilization support.