House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was reportedly too busy to take a call from Vice President Mike Pence Tuesday that was to inform her Iran was launching a ballistic missile attack on U.S. forces in Iraq.
“Tell him I’ll call him back,” Pelosi said, according to a Politico reporter.
In meeting tonight Speaker Pelosi was handed a note telling her VP Pence was on the phone.— Heather Caygle (@heatherscope) January 7, 2020
“Tell him I’ll call him back,” she said according to sources in room, noting she had to go open the House for new session.
Two minutes later, she was handed note about air base bombing.
Pelosi called Pence back at 6:34 pm and he briefed her on Iranian attack, per @Drew_Hammill— Heather Caygle (@heatherscope) January 7, 2020
As Julio reported, Pelosi later tweeted that she was "closely monitoring the situation" but minutes before she was spotted at the grand opening of a restaurant.
Closely monitoring the situation following bombings targeting U.S. troops in Iraq. We must ensure the safety of our servicemembers, including ending needless provocations from the Administration and demanding that Iran cease its violence. America & world cannot afford war.— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) January 8, 2020
Nancy Pelosi at Danny Meyer’s Maialino Mare opening in Navy Yard. pic.twitter.com/OMkVtxeEEk— Anna Spiegel (@AnnaSpiegs) January 8, 2020
Pelosi and other top Democrats have been upset in the past that they were not informed about important matters of foreign policy, including when the U.S. took out former ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
Speaker Pelosi doesn't like it when the administration doesn't give her foreign policy updates. So VP Pence calls with word of Iran missile attack. 'Tell him I'll call him back,' Pelosi says. From @danielchaitin7 https://t.co/OpXQ88xIeg— Byron York (@ByronYork) January 8, 2020