Washington – Wyoming Congresswoman and House GOP Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY) issued the following statement voting in favor of sanctions against Turkey following their attacks against the Kurds.
“I was proud to work with my colleagues to strengthen these sanctions, and to vote for this legislation in response to Turkey’s unprompted attack. President Erdogan’s offensive into northern Syria left many innocent civilians displaced or dead, resulted in the release of ISIS fighters, and strengthened Russia, Iran, and the Assad regime. The tough sanctions approved by the House today punish Erdogan for his violence against our Kurdish allies in northern Syria, who helped us destroy ISIS’s territorial caliphate. America must stand with its Kurdish partners, whose counterterrorism cooperation was critical in our special operators’ courageous raid against Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi near the Turkish border.”