Since President Donald Trump decided to withdraw the military from Syria and abandon the United States' Kurdish allies who safeguard ISIS prisoners, the President's ardent supporters in the GOP struggled with how to respond.
Some like military combat veteran Representative Adam Kinzinger of Illinois went the direct route and called Trump out for betraying the Kurds. South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham suggested Trump's claim ISIS was eliminated was the biggest lie of the Trump presidency—on Fox News no less.
And Wyoming Representative Liz Cheney went online to state Trump's reasoning was completely unfathomable. People were kind enough to provide the reasons they thought the President handed the keys to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
But now Cheney provided her own explanation for why Erdoğan launched attacks in Syria.
On Fox & Friends, Cheney said:
"The impeachment proceedings that are going on and what the Democrats are doing themselves to try to weaken this president is part of this."
"It was not an accident that the Turks chose this moment to roll across the border."
"And I think the Democrats have got to pay very careful attention to the damage that they're doing with impeachment proceedings."
Watch her remarks here:
.@RepLizCheney says that Turkey decided to attack the Kurds base on the Democrats starting impeachment proceedings.… https://t.co/FipKHgKhuh— Oliver Willis (@Oliver Willis)1571064107.0
However a spokesperson for Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi told The Huffington Post:
"There is strong bipartisan opposition to the President's decision to let Turkey bomb Northern Syria and effectively unleash ISIS."
"No delusional talking point can change that fact."
Pelosi's office was not alone in dismissing Cheney's theory as "delusional" and dishonest.
@owillis @72DewDrop @RepLizCheney remember GOP Protect GOP NO MATTER WHAT happens. Seems LIZ LIES to protect TRUMP… https://t.co/1fqjMkuHBV— flora (@flora)1571069831.0
@owillis @RepLizCheney ~Sure, Liz. It's the democrat's fault that Trump may have committed enough crime to have him… https://t.co/iSMZEsHamc— Tanya Reeve (@Tanya Reeve)1571064530.0
@owillis @Shareblue @RepLizCheney That is one effing piece of audaciousness on Cheney's part to blame Democrats for… https://t.co/KWVO6TPMZs— 🇬🇧Londongal🇺🇸 (@🇬🇧Londongal🇺🇸)1571067479.0
@owillis @Shareblue @RepLizCheney You must be kidding me. Who will she blame next? The Kurds themselves?— preising (@preising)1571064708.0
@Accelerationis1 @marybar41015771 @owillis @nypapajoe @RepLizCheney Because he is in much bigger trouble, he betray… https://t.co/2KshwXrNtb— Doris Dolence (@Doris Dolence)1571096845.0
@owillis @RepLizCheney So Liz is saying Trump is weak because the Dems have emasculated him. Emasculated Trump is n… https://t.co/f22GvnCEez— Hyphens, Apostrophes & Commas...OH MY! (@Hyphens, Apostrophes & Commas...OH MY!)1571069013.0
@owillis @RepLizCheney So..it’s the Democrats fault, Congresswoman? The Democrats had a call with Erdogan Made the… https://t.co/U6D25Zd3ZL— Adam Cohen Lawyers for Good Government #DemCast (@Adam Cohen Lawyers for Good Government #DemCast)1571064970.0
@axidentaliberal @mccuebillie @owillis @RepLizCheney “Fascists always deny what they are and ascribe their own feat… https://t.co/rJZWahJjX6— CeliaSueHecht (@CeliaSueHecht)1571065135.0
No one was buying what Cheney was selling.
And they let her know.
@owillis @RepLizCheney How many people outside of the brainwashed base does this liar think that she is convincing… https://t.co/u5WySrgovx— Ttajhell🆘 (@Ttajhell🆘)1571064541.0
@owillis @RepLizCheney Dear Liz Cheney: Why are you blaming Democrats for a decision that was entirely on trump? No… https://t.co/obSKlM1pJa— Generic Halloween Parody Name 2019 (@Generic Halloween Parody Name 2019)1571073794.0
@owillis @RepLizCheney She knows this is a flat out lie. How do these people live with themselves??— Mark Wolinski (@Mark Wolinski)1571064706.0
@owillis @RepLizCheney So suddenly the outrage over Trump’s incredibly stupid and narrow minded decision to pander… https://t.co/UHNZjVn9Sn— Nanny McPhee (@Nanny McPhee)1571068812.0
@owillis @RepLizCheney "It was not an accident that the Turks chose this moment to roll across the border" Well, t… https://t.co/mVGSLG286E— Andy Tate (@Andy Tate)1571086442.0
@owillis @Shareblue @RepLizCheney Lizard can spin it any way she wants but this was a huge blunder & total decision… https://t.co/yxvdADrPwh— Mariann wildi (@Mariann wildi)1571064747.0
@owillis @Shareblue @RepLizCheney Rep. Cheney is beginning to channel Kellyanne Conjob! Lying like a rug reflects b… https://t.co/Hztf5Dxuhd— Terry Berger (@Terry Berger)1571067649.0
Congress returns from recess on Tuesday, October 15. Whether they address Trump's actions while they were in a designated state and local working period remains to be seen.
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