Congressman Alcee L. Hastings made the following statement on President Donald J. Trump’s decision to lift sanctions on Turkey:
“President Trump made a disastrous decision in Northern Syria that shredded America’s credibility and directly led to the displacement of more than 176,000 people. It is both outrageous and reprehensible that he is now rewarding Turkey’s incursion against our Kurdish allies by easing sanctions and giving the Turkish government everything it wants. The President’s reckless and shortsighted policy in Syria has created a foothold for Russia and advanced the interests of many of our adversaries, creating a power vacuum that will be filled by Russia, Turkey, the Assad regime, Iran, and the Islamic State. The House of Representatives must do everything in its power to support our allies and act in the best interest of our national security.”
Congressman Alcee L. Hastings serves as Vice-Chairman of the House Rules Committee, Chairman of the U.S. Helsinki Commission, and Co-Chairman of the Florida Delegation.