McConnell resolution prods Trump to keep troops in Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced legislation Tuesday denouncing Turkey’s invasion of northern Syria and gently prodding President Donald Trump to halt his withdrawal of U.S. troops from the embattled country.

But McConnell, R-Ky., said lawmakers should refrain from imposing sanctions on Turkey for now, saying, “We don’t want to further drive a NATO ally into the arms of the Russians.”

That puts him into conflict with the Democratic-led House, where a vote on a sanctions measure is planned for next week.

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