Johnson Statement on U.S. Troop Withdrawal from Syria

OSHKOSH — U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said the following regarding news that U.S. troops would be withdrawn from northeastern Syria:

“I have never believed America can or should be the world’s policeman. But I do believe when it is in our national security interest, and we have the capability of stabilizing a situation to prevent violence, we should do so,” said Sen. Johnson. “Supporting a key ally in the fight against ISIS and preventing further unnecessary bloodshed in Syria is in our national interest. Abandoning the Kurds would not only send a terrible signal to America’s allies and adversaries, it would simply be unconscionable.”