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you'll see what happens right after the state of the year on the eve of the president's state of the union speech on Tuesday the GOP led Senate delivered a rebuke to trump's plan for Syria and Afghanistan voting overwhelmingly to oppose any abrupt withdrawal of troops in both countries when I took over Syria was infested with isis was all over the place and now you have very little isis and you have the caliphate almost knocked out Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who drafted the non binding amendment doesn't appear to support that statement saying it was the sense of the Senate that Islam is militants groups still pose a serious threat to the US in well the measure recognizes progress in the region it warns that a precipitous withdrawal could destabilize the region and leave a void that could be filled by Russia or Iran this marks the second time in two months that the Senate supported the measure challenging trumps foreign policy yet despite the push back the president is clinging to his decision I think the people out in the world I think people in our country agree we've been fighting for nineteen years in December president trump announced that he would be pulling troops out of Syria saying ISIS had been defeated