May 26, 2019 - Politics & Policy

O'Rourke: Trump sending more troops to Middle East is provoking war

Democratic presidential candidate and former U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-TX) speaks at a campaign town hall at the Irish Cultural Center on April 28, 2019 in San Francisco, California.

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke. Photo: Stephen Lam/Getty Images

President Trump is "provoking yet another war in the Middle East" with his move to deploy more troops in the region, Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke told CBS' "Face the Nation" in an interview broadcast Sunday.

Details: O'Rourke told CBS journalist Margaret Brennan Trump was wrong to send an additional 1,500 troops to the Middle East, amid tensions with Iran. "We find ourselves already engaged in war in so many countries — in Iraq, in Syria, in Yemen, not too far from there in Libya, and in Afghanistan," he said.

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