Romney Tears Into Trump Over Syria in Stunning Floor Speech: ‘A Bloodstain in the Annals of American History’

Sen. Mitt Romney tore into President Donald Trump’s handling of the Turkish invasion of northern Syria, calling Trump’s abandoning of the Kurds a “bloodstain” on American history.

“What we have done to the Kurds will stand as a bloodstain in the annals of American history,” Romney said.

The Utah Republican spoke at length on the Senate floor Thursday about Trump’s decision to withdraw forces from northern Syria and effectively abandon Kurdish allies in the region. Romney said he welcomed news of a ceasefire, but went on to heavily deconstruct the announcement.

“The announcement today is being portrayed as a victory. It is far from a victory. Serious questions remain about how the decision was reached precipitously to withdraw from Syria and
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