Meadows Parts Ways With Trump on Syria Aid
Freedom Caucus chair pressed Trump not to cancel $230 million
Rep. Mark Meadows (R., N.C.), one of President Trump’s staunchest allies in Congress, worked behind the scenes to try to persuade Trump not to cancel $230 million in aid to help Syrian citizens rebuild their communities struggling to recover from Islamic State rule, according to a congressional letter Meadow signed earlier this month.
“Syrians whose lives have been destroyed by this conflict are faced with an impossible choice: Be subjected to the inhumanity of the Assad regime and its Iranian backers or to savage exploitation of ISIS and al-Qaeda,” said Jameson Cunningham, spokesman for Americans for a Free Syria, a nonprofit advocacy group.
“Mark Meadows and his colleagues know that offering the Syrian people another way—grounded in human rights and democracy—is important for the long-term security of the United States,” he added.
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