Speaker Nancy Pelosi had her trip to Brussels and Afghanistan canceled by President Trump. It’s the latest fight between the Trump White House and House Democrats who are still duking it out over border security. We’re talking $5 billion for part of a border wall, folks. It’s another non-controversial policy that the Left has harped on for days. The government shutdown is on the verge of lasting a month, but both sides are not budging.
To make matters worse, Pelosi virtually disinvited Trump from delivering his State of the Union address, citing the shutdown and security concerns. The latter is total trash. It’s a nonsense lie, which the Secret Service officially said was bunk. Pelosi doesn’t care. So, as Katie wrote yesterday, Trump nixed her trip. And there was an uproar among her entourage. The buses carrying the delegation were forced to turn around. It was a beautiful site (via Washington Examiner):
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office complained Thursday that President Trump canceled a congressional delegation trip Pelosi was leading to Afghanistan because of the shutdown, even though Trump traveled to visit U.S. troops in Iraq during the same shutdown.
"The President traveled to Iraq during the Trump Shutdown as did a Republican CODEL led by Rep. Zeldin," wrote Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill. "CODEL" is shorthand for "congressional delegation," and he was referring to the Republican lawmaker from New York.
@johnrobertsFox The reason given for postponing the CoDel (which go through the State Department) is because the trip would have @SpeakerPelosi out of the country Tuesday at midnight…..when the next government pay period happens…— Kevin Corke (@kevincorke) January 17, 2019
new: Source tells @FoxNews that the Pelosi CoDel was a DOD matter, not State.— Kevin Corke (@kevincorke) January 17, 2019
For those outside of Washington, CoDel is shorthand for Congressional delegation.— Kevin Corke (@kevincorke) January 17, 2019
NEW: Per @ChadPergram Members are sitting on the bus as they wait to see if they are departing. #FoxNews is told there are furious calls going back and forth now between the Hill, State, Pentagon and White House.— Kevin Corke (@kevincorke) January 17, 2019
Members including House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff getting off the bus in front of the Capitol. pic.twitter.com/G6JMtVCg8h— Jason Donner (@jason_donner) January 17, 2019
Now, how about getting that wall built, folks.