Charter bus of Nancy Pelosi and Democratic congressmen turned around immediately after Trump sends a letter
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a group of congressional Democrats had been boarded on a military charter bus bound for Andrews Air Force Base to catch a military charter plane to Europe were required to turn around Thursday once President Donald Trump officially postponed the trip, according to Daily Caller.
Trump issued a note to Pelosi on Thursday, just before she and other lawmakers were set to leave 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 afternoon, reported by AP.
“Obviously, if you would like to make your trip by flying commercial, that would certainly be your prerogative,” wrote Trump.
The president had written in the letter:
Due to the shutdown, I am regretful to notify you that your trip to Brussels, Egypt and Afghanistan has been postponed. We can reschedule this seven-day trip once the shutdown is over. In light of the 800,000 great United states workers not receiving pay, I am sure you would concur that postponing this public relations show is totally appropriate.
According to Capitol Hill journalists, 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 protect the border!”