Charter coach of Nancy Pelosi and Democratic congressmen turned around immediately after Trump sends a letter
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a team of congressional Democrats were boarded on a military charter coach bound for Andrews Air Force Base to catch a military charter jet to Europe were required to turn around Thursday once President Donald Trump formally delayed 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 coach to ferry the legislators to their departure idled outside the Capitol on Thursday afternoon, reported by AP.
“Obviously, if you would like to make your journey by flying commercial, that would definitely be your prerogative,” wrote Trump.
The president wrote in the letter:
Due to the shutdown, I am sorry to notify you that your travel to Brussels, Egypt and Afghanistan has been delayed. We will reschedule this seven-day trip once the shutdown is over. In light of the 800,000 great American workers not receiving pay, I am sure you would agree that delaying this public relations show is totally appropriate.
According to Capitol Hill reporters, the Democrats on the military charter coach for the trip were required to turn around.
Republican Congressman Sean Duffy tweeted, “Democrats: Get off the coach and help us secure the border!”