“This is genocide.”
U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham may have grown a short, temporary spine. Monday morning he threatened President Donald Trump with a “bipartisan” Senate resolution denouncing the Commander-in-Chief’s impulsive overnight decision to pull U.S. troops out of Northern Syria, effectively paving the road for Turkey to commit genocide against the Kurds.
Senator Graham rarely opposes Trump, and while Monday’s remarks were welcomed by some, many have had it with his near-daily defense of the President. So now some are taking to social media and blaming Graham’s consistent support of Trump, accusing his enabling of the president for bringing us to this latest disturbing decision.
“I don’t know all the details regarding President Trump’s decision in northern Syria. In process of setting up phone call with Secretary Pompeo,” Graham tweeted at 8:16 AM. “If press reports are accurate this is a disaster in the making.”
Also, if this plan goes forward will introduce Senate resolution opposing and asking for reversal of this decision. Expect it will receive strong bipartisan support.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) October 7, 2019
Here’s how many are responding:
Well, well, well. You went all in and now we are here. This is on you too.
— David Duran (@mrdavidduran) October 7, 2019
@LindseyGrahamSC , YOU ALLOWED THIS. WITH THIS DECISION, COMBINED WITH YOUR GOLFING BUDDIES BIZZARE AND IRRATIONAL TWEETS, AMERICA AT THIS MOMENT DOES NOT HAVE A FUNCTIONING PRESIDENCY. YOU STILL HAVE THE CHANCE TO DO SOMETHING. https://t.co/fUVG86yf6B
— Fred Guttenberg (@fred_guttenberg) October 7, 2019
YOU have made this disaster. You have made it every day by enabling POTUS. He is amoral, lacks insight, and believes he knows all. You have sold your soul. #ResignLindseyGraham
— (((Howard Forman))) (@thehowie) October 7, 2019
So wild watching @LindseyGrahamSC be humiliated like this especially after he continually debases himself carrying water for that unhinged maniac in the White House.
It would be funny if it didn’t involve the probable genocide of our Kurdish allies. https://t.co/oOIBpth44X
— Zac Petkanas (@Zac_Petkanas) October 7, 2019
“If press reports are accurate”.
The press reports are quoting an official White House statement with the White House’s letterhead. https://t.co/UGr1Y5a4jr
— Tom Winter (@Tom_Winter) October 7, 2019
Don’t worry. It’s partially your fault and you fucked us all. (Especially our allies.)
— Jeremy Newberger (@jeremynewberger) October 7, 2019
Congrats, Senator Graham. All that golfing, defending, and prostrating got you in a position where the president would…
do the exact opposite of what you want on one of the issues you care about much.
Hope you’re enjoying your influence. https://t.co/ytuDGKbmcM
— Nicholas Grossman (@NGrossman81) October 7, 2019
From a Trump sycophant who once derided him as a “kook”. Nothing you now say carries weight or credibility, @LindseyGraham, when we know you’ll reverse your position after a few more golf games with @realDonaldTrump. Yours is the curse of the gutless opportunist. @jilevin https://t.co/wtPfGQSmax
— 🇧ILL 🇦UCL🌋IR 🌊 (@bill_auclair) October 7, 2019
You know why this happened you just can’t admit it….trump tower turkey….he has a long relationship with them. You would finally have to admit how corrupt he actually is pic.twitter.com/WF3uInIK7w
— Jamie Harris (@jlharris13) October 7, 2019
You made your bed, Senator. This is whom you chose to lie with. American allies are going to get slaughtered because your party leader wants to please Russia and thank Turkey for Trump Tower in Istanbul.
— Fuzz Martin (@FuzzMartin) October 7, 2019
This is no disaster.. This is genocide.
Be proud of your administration.
The kurds blood is on you
— beteigeuze66 (@beteigeuze66) October 7, 2019
TFW your clever plan of sucking up to a lunatic falls apart and you’re stuck promising Twitter that you’re trying to set up a meeting because you’re totally out of the loop. https://t.co/ckNSbodzPg
— Robert Tracinski (@Tracinski) October 7, 2019
Image by The White House via Flickr
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Terrified of Impending Impeachment Inquiry Trump Tweets He Has Authorized Release of Ukraine Transcript
As the news explodes that Democrats are reportedly about to announce a formal impeachment inquiry and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi at 5 PM will announce the path forward, President Donald Trump tweets he has authorized the release of the transcript of the infamous telephone call he had with the president of Ukraine.
“I am currently at the United Nations representing our Country, but have authorized the release tomorrow of the complete, fully declassified and unredacted transcript of my phone conversation with President Zelensky of Ukraine,” Trump, clearly desperate, tweeted.
“You will see it was a very friendly and totally appropriate call. No pressure and, unlike Joe Biden and his son, NO quid pro quo! This is nothing more than a continuation of the Greatest and most Destructive Witch Hunt of all time!” he added.
The Trump White House, including President Trump himself, has a history of falsifying or selectively editing official government documents, and not indicating they are edited, or redrawn, so there is no reason Americans should trust that any transcript the Trump administration releases would be complete or accurate.
UPDATE: 2:32 PM ET –
NBC White House Correspondent Kelly O’Donnell proves White House transcripts are not to be trusted:
Chopper noise makes it very hard to hear questions for WH staff stenographer who keeps the official record. I was wearing a microphone so we know specifically what I asked the president that is not reflected in the WH transcript. Here is a side by side. pic.twitter.com/5jcRkKxeD6
— Kelly O'Donnell (@KellyO) September 24, 2019
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