Graham also warned that the “ability to recruit partners to fight radical Islam in the future has been virtually destroyed,” concluding: “Mr. President: change course while you still can.”
Congressional lawmakers are urging Trump to reverse the administration’s action, which has received widespread and bipartisan condemnation, with Graham and Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) releasing a bill Wednesday threatening a series of economic sanctions against Turkey.
Trump has repeatedly defended the maneuver this week, tweeting Thursday that the U.S. has “one of three choices: Send in thousands of troops and win Militarily, hit Turkey very hard Financially and with Sanctions, or mediate a deal between Turkey and the Kurds!”