Fortenberry Statement on Trump Administration Decision to Withdraw U.S. Troops from Northern Border of Syria

Oct 7, 2019
Press Release

(Lincoln, Nebraska) – Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (NE-1) issued the following statement today on the Trump Administration’s decision to begin withdrawal of U.S. forces from the northern border of Syria.

"America cannot keep fighting other peoples’ wars—but we must proceed with great caution in exiting this messy neighborhood to prevent the horror of ISIS 2.0, potential Turkish over-aggression, and a destabilization that endangers religious minorities,” Fortenberry said.

“I am hopeful that my Security Resolution for Northern Iraq will soon be voted upon by Congress,” Fortenberry added.

––Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (NE-1) is a Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations, and sponsor of the Security Resolution for Northern Iraq.