Charter coach of Nancy Pelosi and Democratic congressmen turned around immediately after Trump sends a letter
Charter bus of Nancy Pelosi and Democratic congressmen turned around immediately after Trump sends a letter
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a team of congressional Democrats had been boarded on a military charter bus bound for Andrews Air Force Base to catch a military charter aircraft to Europe were required to turn around Thursday once President Donald Trump formally postponed the trip, according to Daily Caller.
Trump issued a letter to Pelosi on Thursday, just before she and other lawmakers were ready to depart on the formerly undisclosed trip to Afghanistan and Brussels. Meanwhile, a bus to transport the legislators to their departure idled outside the Capitol on Thursday mid-day, reported by AP.
“Obviously, if you would like to reach your journey by flying commercial, that would definitely be your prerogative,” wrote Trump.
The president had written in the letter:
Due to the shutdown, I am sorry to inform you that your travel to Brussels, Egypt and Afghanistan has been postponed. We can reschedule this seven-day excursion once the shutdown is over. In light of the 800,000 great American workers not receiving pay, I am certain you would agree that delaying this public relations show is totally appropriate.
According to Capitol Hill reporters, the Democrats on the military charter bus for the trip were required to turn around.
Republican Congressman Sean Duffy tweeted, “Democrats: Get off the bus and help us secure the border!”