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Senate Republicans Recoil From Trump’s Decision to Abandon Kurds

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Senator Lindsey Graham speaks during a hearing in Washington on May 1.

Senator Lindsey Graham speaks during a hearing in Washington on May 1.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg
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President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria and abandon Kurdish allies has prompted a furious backlash among key members of his most important bulwark against an impeachment conviction: Senate Republicans.

Hawkish GOP senators, whom Trump will need to keep him in office if the House moves ahead with impeachment, condemned the president’s decision as a win for terrorists and a defeat for American credibility. Some are already discussing legislation to push back.