The Pentagon confirmed on Wednesday that there are currently about 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria, rather than the 500 previously reported.
Why it matters: Pahon told Axios in November that the official count was “about 503,” and did not include temporary assignment troops who would be there for a few months or less. The Pentagon would not clarify whether temporary assignment troops are now being included in the count.
The tide turned on Sen. Al Franken on Wednesday after a seventh accuser came forward with allegations against him.
According to Politico, several Democratic women senators “had been talking among themselves about the Franken allegations for weeks,” and decided that the next credible allegation would be the last straw. That led to a domino effect, with the vast majority of Senate Democrats now having called for Franken’s resignation, including Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.
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