comScore ‘ISIS is Not Defeated’: Lindsey Graham Rips Syria Pullout as ‘Huge Obama-Like Mistake’

‘ISIS is Not Defeated’: Lindsey Graham Rips Syria Pullout as ‘Huge Obama-Like Mistake’

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has been on board with much of President Donald Trump‘s agenda over the past two years. (Even when he doesn’t really buy what the president is selling.) But following a major foreign policy announcement Wednesday morning, the South Carolina came out swinging against the White House.

Following reports that the president is planning a full withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria (along with his proclamation on Twitter that ISIS has been defeated in Syria) Graham broke from the White House and bashed the move.

“With all due respect, ISIS is not defeated in Syria, Iraq, and after just returning from visiting there — certainly not Afghanistan,” Graham wrote, in a multi-part tweetstorm.

The Senator added, “Withdrawal of this small American force in Syria would be a huge Obama-like mistake.”

In a statement, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is defending the move.

“Five years ago, ISIS was a very powerful and dangerous force in the Middle East, and now the United States has defeated the territorial caliphate,” Sanders said.

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