Washington – Wyoming Congresswoman and House GOP Conference Chair Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) released the following statement after joining House Armed Services Committee Republicans in sending a letter to President Trump urging him not to withdraw U.S. troops from Germany:

“Withdrawing U.S. forces from Germany and imposing an arbitrary cap on the number of U.S. forces that can be present there would be a serious error and would damage our national security. America’s forward presence has never been more important than it is today, as our nation confronts the threats to freedom and security around the world posed by Vladimir Putin’s Russia and the Chinese Communist Party. Our presence abroad is critical to deterring these adversaries, bolstering alliances, maintaining peace through strength, and preserving American leadership. Withdrawing our forces and abandoning our allies would have grave consequences, emboldening our adversaries and making war more — not less — likely.”