Rep. Denny Heck (D-WA) criticized President Trump's remarks during his visit with US troops in Iraq for Christmas.
REP. DENNY HECK: I'm going to set aside any criticism I might have for him for visiting Iraq two years into his administration, I think it should have come much sooner. In part, because I'm glad he finally did it, better late than never. I think it is totally appropriate for the president to go to war theater and extend to the troops the heartfelt wishes and prayers of the American people.
What I think is deeply disappointing is that when he went to Iraq, he used it as an occasion to advance his specific policy objective, his new policy to withdraw from Syria. I think that is a highly inappropriate use of a visit like this. He ought to be there first foremost and last only for the troops that are there.