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Reed votes against Trump-Syria withdrawal

The region’s Republican congressmen were on opposite sides when it came to condemning President Trump’s decision to pull back American forces from northern Syria.

Rep. John Katko, R-24 of Camillus, whose district includes Wayne County, was one of 129 Republicans to join House Democrats in condemning Trump’s decision, which drew swift bipartisan criticism that he was endangering regional stability and risking the lives of Syrian Kurdish allies who brought down the Islamic State group in Syria.

Some of the strongest words came from one of Trump’s strongest allies, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham.

The resolution, passed Wednesday on a 354-60 vote, called for Turkey to end its military action against Kurdish forces in Syria, and that the White House should present a plan for an “enduring defeat” of the Islamic State group.

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