WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) released the following statement on the developing situation in Syria.

“Giving the green light to President Erdogan to slaughter our allies is wrong. The Kurds have stood with us in our fight against ISIS. They have been stalwarts and lost many of their people because of it. This is part of a deeper and disturbing pattern with this President. He stands with dictators instead of allies. He stands with Vladimir Putin over his own intelligence officers. He stands with murderers and thugs against innocents. 

“Once again this President has ignored the advice of our military, acted out of impulse, and thrown our foreign policy into chaos. This decision to abandon the Kurds does nothing but destabilize the region—by weakening the fight against extremism, exacerbating an existing humanitarian disaster, and demonstrating that America cannot be trusted to keep its commitments.

“There are no more excuses for abandoning our allies.”