House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other U.S. representatives announced that they arrived in Jordan late Saturday, Oct. 19, to speak with King Abdullah II and other officials on the situation in Syria.
Although she claimed it was a “bipartisan” delegation, the group included only one Republican—Texas Rep. Mac Thornberry, ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee. Thornberry is among a group of Texas Republicans who announced in 2020 that they will not be seeking re-election.
“Our bipartisan delegation is visiting Jordan at a critical time for the security and stability of the region,” Pelosi said in a statement. “With the deepening crisis in Syria after Turkey’s incursion, our delegation has engaged in vital discussions about the impact to regional stability, increased flow of refugees, and the dangerous opening that has been provided to ISIS, Iran, and Russia.”
The Congressional delegation included Democrats Rep. Adam Schiff, chairman of the Intelligence Committee, who is leading the impeachment probe into President Trump; Eliot Engel, chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee and Bennie Thompson, chairman of the Homeland Security Committee. There was one GOP member of the group, Rep. Mac Thornberry, the top Republican on the House Armed Services Committee.
President Trump reacted to the news by tweeting on Sunday, “Pelosi is now leading a delegation of 9, including Corrupt Adam Schiff, to Jordan to check out Syria. She should find out why Obama drew The Red Line In the Sand, & then did NOTHING, losing Syria & all respect. I did something, 58 missiles. One million died under Obama’s mistake!”
Pelosi is now leading a delegation of 9, including Corrupt Adam Schiff, to Jordan to check out Syria. She should find out why Obama drew The Red Line In the Sand, & then did NOTHING, losing Syria & all respect. I did something, 58 missiles. One million died under Obama’s mistake!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 20, 2019
Turkey agreed on Thursday to suspend its offensive for five days, demanding the Kurdish forces withdraw from a designated strip of the border about 19 miles deep.
A number of social media users raised the question about the authority of this visit. Following are some critics:
Who gave Nasty Nancy authority to conduct foreign diplomacy? Who authorized this taxpayer-funded boondoggle? #GroundNancy
Pelosi Is In Jordan To Talk The “Deepening Crisis” In Syria Amid Mike Pence And Turkey’s Cease-Fire https://t.co/Rqi4947rDy
— Red Nation Rising (@RedNationRising) October 20, 2019
Pelosi, Shifty and other U.S. lawmakers arrived in Jordan for meetings with King Abdullah II and other officials regarding the situation in Syria.
Why is Pelosi & Shifty traveling to the ME to undermine the President’s policies in Syria.
This is treason. Same thing Kerry did!
— Lori Hendry (@Lrihendry) October 20, 2019
Is there a Constitutional scholar out there in the Twitterverse somewhere who can explain to me under what authority Nancy Pelosi & Gang have traveled to Jordan to meet with King Abdullah about Syria? My understanding is that treaties are the purview of only .@POTUS & Senate.
— Montgomery Granger (@mjgranger1) October 20, 2019
POTUS should announce that Pelosi & Shitt do NOT issue, direct or formulate foreign policy and have ZERO ability to implement it. 2 impotent liars headed to Jordan to discuss Syria is a laughingstock & has as much impact as a civilian would.
— AquariusPrivateEquityLTD (@LtdAquarius) October 20, 2019
Why is Pelosi in Jordan interfering with the activity accomplished regarding Syria. I hear she is looking for dirt and is trying to interfere as always. Finger Pointing Pelosi, stay out.
— Tom Food Innovate (@Tom0808188824) October 20, 2019
This looks like an “underminding Trump trip” Pelosi represents 1 district in America, Trump represents the entire country. She’s overstepped her responsibilities
==> We need a transcript of this meeting!https://t.co/ddvjjex1bc
— Wayne Dupree 🎙🎥 (@WayneDupreeShow) October 20, 2019