WATERBURY, Conn. – Today, United States Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) released the following statement after the Trump Administration announced its intention to remove American troops from Syria:

“The decision announced this week by the Administration to withdraw American troops from Syria is both misguided and a betrayal of our Kurdish allies, with whom we have worked extensively on the effort to root out ISIS. Turkey has repeatedly expressed opposition to the Kurds. Turning over operational control to them will only result in tragedy. The Administration must immediately reverse this dangerous decision.”


Congresswoman Jahana Hayes has been a public school teacher in Connecticut for more than 15 years and was recognized in 2016 as the National Teacher of the Year. Currently serving her first term in the U.S. House of Representatives, Congresswoman Hayes sits on the Committees on Education & Labor and Agriculture and proudly represents Connecticut’s 5th District.