While House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) traveled to Jordan to discuss the situation in Syria, the critics emerged saying they are violating the Logan Act.
The Logan Act, enacted in January 30, 1799, is a United States federal law that criminalizes negotiation by unauthorized persons with foreign governments having a dispute with the United States.
The Obama administration had accused Gen. Michael Flynn of violating the Logan Act for making calls to foreign dignitaries including the Russian ambassador after Donald Trump won the election in 2016. Meanwhile, Flynn’s job as national security adviser was to contact foreign dignitaries including the Russian ambassador after the 2016 election.
Last weekend, Nancy Pelosi and 8 other U.S. lawmakers, including Schiff, announced that they arrived in Jordan to speak with King Abdullah II and other officials on the situation in Syria.
Under Obama administration, the Middle East from Yemen, Egypt, and Syria to Libya were torn apart, resulting in tens of thousands of deaths and millions of migrants flooding Europe and the United States. However Democrat Party leaders did nothing at that time.
Meanwhile, the Trump administration has used its limited influence and capabilities to try to achieve something constructive in Syria. Turkey has agreed to a cease-fire after a meeting with a U.S. delegation led by Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The cease-fire will allow Kurdish fighters to leave the region, and Turkish troops to permanently cease military action in northern Syria.
President Trump blasted about this trip 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!”
Following are the critics about Pelosi trip violating the Logan Act:
Dear @mjgranger1 @SpeakerPelosi & house mems have NO authority to negotiate with foreign govt leaders
Treaties are reserved to @POTUS & #Senate
This is actually a violation of the Logan Act.
More criminal activity by Pelosi & crew they will claim above the law#LibertyFirst https://t.co/Ryuh9SGMUq
— KrisAnne Hall, JD 💎 (@KrisAnneHall) October 20, 2019
SEEMS THAT PELOSI JUST VIOLATED THE LOGAN ACT. House Speaker Pelosi holds talks in Jordan with King Abdullah – https://t.co/3z78LhCgW9
— WarrenGacsi (@WarrenGacsi) October 20, 2019
ENFORCE THE LOGAN ACT: Pelosi and Schiff “Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.” The Logan Act is a United States federal law that criminalizes negotiation by unauthorized persons with foreign governments having a dispute with the U.S. https://t.co/zcGWIXwCF0
— HappyPreppers (@HappyPreppers) October 21, 2019
Constitutionally, the president of the United States and the executive branch have sole authority to engage in foreign negotiations.
What Pelosi is doing is unprecedented and a violation of the Logan Act. A felony.
— Tom Odell (@TomOdellSays) October 20, 2019
@USMarshalsHQ @FBI should arrest @SpeakerPelosi at the airport on her return from overseas for violating the Logan Act. The Constitution empowers the Executive with sole responsibility to conduct foreign policy. https://t.co/C9tynQX0EY
— Robert Silva (@LiveFreeNH1784) October 20, 2019
— Red Nation Rising (@RedNationRising) October 20, 2019
Pelosi and Schiff Travel to Jordan to Undermine President Trump in Shadow Diplomacy — Violate Logan Act — Should Be Immediately Arrested Upon Returned https://t.co/7maNLaXBt5 @gatewaypundit #AAG #AAG2020
— All American Girl (@AIIAmericanGirI) October 20, 2019