A group of conservative veterans is planning to visit Washington to show support for President Trump’s withdrawal of troops from northern Syria.
Wyoming House Majority Whip Tyler Lindholm is helping to organize the march, which is scheduled to take place on Nov. 12-13, the gathering will feature speeches at the National Press Club and lobbying visits to Congress, according to the Washington Examiner.
“If you listen to the sound clips of the war hawks who say you can’t pull out now because a vacuum will be created, and we can’t pull out in future because a vacuum will be created, and you are tired of that bullshit, contact you congressional delegation,” Lindholm said.
Lindholm, who was in the Navy on 9/11, said the cease-fire brokered by Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday, Oct. 17, is a good example of “pursuing diplomacy rather than boots on the ground.”
President Trump faced Republican as well as public criticism from his withdrawal from northern Syria, but he is continuing to stand by his decision.
“It’s not our border, we shouldn’t be losing lives over it,” Trump told the press recently. “If Syria wants to fight for their land, that’s up to Turkey and Syria—as it has been for hundreds of years.”
Lindholm is seeking to pressure his state’s Republican Rep. Liz Cheney during the Nov. 12-13 visit over her decisions regarding the Middle East. He said participants from states around the country are organizing under the group bringourtroopshome.us.
“It’s folks like Representative Liz Cheney that are keeping us at war, even though she has never been at war herself,” he said. “I’m a veteran of five years in the U.S. Navy and I’ve got a 13-year-old child that could, in five years, serve in the same war — that is insane.”
He then accused the left of joining with “neocon war hawks” on the right in order to oppose the president, “It almost seems like the Left has embraced the neocon war hawk ways—everyone except for Tulsi Gabbard.”