WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew (D-2nd) responded to the decision to pull back U.S. troops from Northern Syria with this release:
“I strongly disagree with the president’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northeastern Syria. Our Kurd allies have been instrumental in our fight against ISIS.
"Our allies must know America always fulfills its responsibilities. A withdrawal puts our own national security at risk as well as our European allies and Israel and increases the chances of an ISIS resurgence.
"I urge the President to exert American leadership and stand with our Kurd allies and the multinational coalition to destroy ISIS.”