Charter bus of Nancy Pelosi as well as Democratic congressmen turned around after Trump sends a letter
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a team of congressional Democrats were boarded on a military charter bus bound for Andrews Air Force Base to catch a military charter aircraft to Europe were forced 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 as well as other lawmakers were ready to depart on the formerly undisclosed trip to Afghanistan and Brussels. Meanwhile, a bus to ferry the legislators to their departure idled outside the Capitol on Thursday afternoon, reported by AP.
“Obviously, if you would like to reach your trip by flying commercial, that would certainly be your prerogative,” wrote Trump.
The president wrote 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 will reschedule this seven day adventure once the shutdown is done. In light of the 800,000 great United states workers not receiving pay, I am sure you would concur that delaying this public relations event is completely appropriate.
According to Capitol Hill journalists, the Democrats on the military charter bus for the trip were forced to turn around.
Republican Congressman Sean Duffy tweeted, “Democrats: Get off the bus and help us secure the border!”