Veterans Plan To March In D.C. In November To Support President Trump

Navy veteran Jase Wheeler of Flower Mound, Texas, who lost his legs after a training injury, jumping out of a Blackhawk helicopter stateside in 2002, cheers with other members of the audience as President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

A group of military veterans is planning to march in Washington D.C to show support for the president’s decision to withdraw troops from Northern Syria.

The effort was spearheaded by Wyoming’s House Majority Whip Tyler Lindholm and is scheduled to take place on November 12th and 13th. Lindholm praised the president for “pursuing diplomacy rather than boots on the ground.” He added that the ceasefire brokered by Vice President Mike Pence with Turkey is a good example of that.

The representative then took aim at Congresswoman Liz Cheney over her decisions regarding the Middle East.

“It’s folks like Representative Liz Cheney that are keeping us at war, even though she has never been at war herself,” he said. “I’m a veteran of five years in the U.S. Navy and I’ve got a 13-year-old child that could, in five years, serve in the same war — that is insane.”

Lindholm then accused the left of joining with “neocon war hawks” on the right in order to oppose the president.

This comes after President Trump recently announced the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria. Though many have criticized him, the president is continuing to stand by his decision.

“It’s not our border, we shouldn’t be losing lives over it,” Trump told the press recently. “If Syria wants to fight for their land, that’s up to Turkey and Syria — as it has been for hundreds of years.”

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