Sen. Chris Murphy Christopher (Chris) Scott Murphy WHIP LIST: Who's in and out of the 2020 race "So Stupid," "Absurd" – Senate Dems Condemns Shutdown After Conversations Dems says Mattis & # 39; Departure was "scary" and "bad news" MORE (D-Conn.) Expresses concern after President Trump has Tweeted that he did not "know" his best envoy in the fight against the Islamic State (ISIS), Brett McGurk.
"Uhhhh … you know your own ISIS campaign coordinator? Murphy tweeted late Saturday. "In the past five years, no one has helped to put ISIS on the heels of Brett. We all know and rely on him. "
" The fact that our president has no idea who Brett is should make every American hell. "
Uhhhh … you do not know your own coordinator of the anti-ISIS campaign?
In the past five years, no one has done more to beat ISIS than Brett. We all know and rely on him. The fact that our president has no idea who Brett is should frighten any American hell. https://t.co/m7SNU1SA7z[19459012-ChrisMurphy(ChrisMurphyCT) December 23, 2018
McGurk resigned abruptly on Saturday because Trump did not decide to pull US troops out of Syria.
Trump criticized McGurk as a "grandstander" about the departure, but said in a tweet that he did not know the officer.
"Brett McGurk, whom I do not know, was appointed by President Obama in 2015," tweeted the president. "Actually, he should go in February, but he just retired before he left. Grand Stander? The fake news is making such a big deal regarding this nothing event! "
Brett McGurk, whom I do not know, was appointed by President Obama in 2015. He was due to leave in February but resigned before leaving. Grand Stander? The Fake News makes such a big deal about this nothing event!
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 23, 2018
McGurk, who allegedly wanted to leave the government in February, submitted a resignation shortly after the Secretary of Defense James Mattis James Norman MattisTrump defends foreign policy decisions under staff resignations. Erdogan promised Trump he would end ISIS in Syria: Report: Trump aborts closure of Mar-a-Lago Christmas MORE 19659003] announced his own resignation over differences with Trump over his Syria strategy.
Trump's plan to withdraw the 2,000 troops currently in Syria has shaken the Pentagon officials and legislators. McGurk had criticized the hypothetical movement as "reckless."