Pelosi Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order Authorizing Sanctions Against Turkey

Oct 14, 2019
Press Release

Contact: Speaker’s Press Office,

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on the President’s Executive Order authorizing the imposition of sanctions against Turkish government officials and associated entities: 


“President Trump has unleashed an escalation of chaos and insecurity in Syria.  His announcement of a package of sanctions against Turkey falls very short of reversing that humanitarian disaster.

“President Trump gave Turkey the green light to attack our Kurdish partners, betraying the thousands of fighters who gave their lives to keep the world safe from the barbarism of ISIS.  His erratic decision-making is threatening lives, risking regional security and undermining America’s credibility in the world.

“Members of Congress, Republican and Democrat, continue to join together to condemn the President’s actions and urge him to reverse course.  Last week, Chairman Engel and Ranking Republican Member McCaul introduced H. Res. 625, a bipartisan resolution to reject the President’s dangerous decision in Syria immediately, and this week we will proceed with bipartisan, bicameral action to oppose this irresponsible decision.

“The American people and our allies expect and deserve real leadership from Washington.”

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