A just-released USA Today/IPSOS poll may be a turning point for the Trump presidency – and could show Republican Senators they can vote to convict Trump, remove him from office, and keep their jobs.
More than half of Americans (54%) said President Trump’s withdrawing U.S. troops from northern Syria “is damaging the U.S.’ reputation as a trusted ally.”
That 54% includes 72% of Democrats, 50% of Independents, and 44% of Republicans. Just 36% of Republicans disagreed.
A whopping three out of four Americans who are familiar with the news of Trump withdrawing the troops said the U.S. has “an obligation to protect the Kurds, who fought alongside U.S. forces in Iraq and Syria.” Even among those not familiar with the news, 61% agreed.
Trump’s rash withdrawal of U.S. troops received wide condemnation, even among top Republicans who have blindly supported this president. It may prove to be one of the singular decisions most damaging to his presidency.
But condemnation by Republican lawmakers is critical in shaping opinions of GOP voters, as this poll suggests.
“The decision to pull troops from Syria was harshly criticized by Democrats as well as some Republicans, including Trump ally Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C),” The Hill notes.
And given the grotesque corruption, law-breaking, self-dealing, and sheer destruction the Trump administration has engaged in, it’s time Republican lawmakers step up or quit.
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