House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says President Donald Trump has endangered American troops and civilians working in Afghanistan by disclosing a planned congressional trip to the war-stricken country.
On Thursday, Republican Trump had prevented Democrat Pelosi from traveling to Afghanistan in what appeared to be a tit-for-tat move over the government shutdown that began on December 22.
“Due to the Shutdown, I am sorry to inform you that your trip to Brussels, Egypt and Afghanistan has been postponed,” Trump wrote in a letter to the top Democrat.
He also said that Pelosi could make her “journey by Flying commercial,” adding, “that would certainly be your prerogative.”
Pelosi, who was scheduled to leave on Thursday afternoon along with several House Democrats, said Friday that she had cancelled her trip.
“We had the prerogative to travel commercially, and we made plans to do that until the administration then leaked that we were…