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Ocasio-Cortez, Rand Paul join on withdrawing US from Syria

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2019, photo, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., listens to questioning of Michael Cohen on Capitol Hill in Washington. Sen. Rand Paul is drawing on the star power of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a new ally backing President Donald Trump’s efforts to withdraw U.S. troops from the war in Syria. The new Democratic congresswoman is among a dozen lawmakers signing on to a bipartisan letter to Trump in support of his “deliberate withdrawal” from the country’s war. Paul told reporters Wednesday it’s a continuation of “the bipartisan movement in Congress to snatch back power” from the executive branch when it comes to war authority. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
April 03, 2019 - 9:25 AM

WASHINGTON - He's a libertarian-leaning Republican. She's the popular House freshman of the liberal Democratic vanguard.

Yet in this time of polarized politics, Sen. Rand Paul and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have found common ground on Syria.

She is among a dozen lawmakers signing on to a letter Paul has written supporting President Donald Trump's "deliberate withdrawal" from the country's war.

Paul said on Wednesday the letter is a continuation of "the bipartisan movement in Congress to snatch back power" from the executive branch on war authority.

The Kentucky senator is encouraging Trump to stick to his "gut" as other Republicans push the president to continue U.S. involvement fighting Islamic State militants.

The House this week is considering legislation to halt U.S. involvement in the civil war in Yemen.

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