The House on Tuesday easily approved sanctions against Turkey over its offensive in northern Syria against Kurdish forces.
The measure passed 403-16, with 176 Republicans voting in support and just 15 opposing the bill.
The sanctions offer a rare bipartisan rebuke of President Trump’s policies while underscoring the growing divide between Congress and a NATO ally.
Trump had hoped the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on his watch would stem the flow of criticism about his Syria policy, but Congress remains deeply concerned about the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the region and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s military offensive.
Despite the bipartisan majority approving the bill in the House, the effort to slap new sanctions on Ankara appears stalled in the upper chamber after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) warned against rushing to sanction a NATO ally.
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