Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House, is leading a bipartisan congressional delegation in the country of Jordan in the midst of significant unrest in the Middle East. This trip is following Turkey’s invasion of Northeast Syria, according to a statement made by her office on Saturday.
Pelosi announced the surprise summit in a press release Saturday, reporting that the delegation has met with King Abdullah II, Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, Prince Feisal bin Al Hussein and other Jordan officials.
“Our bipartisan delegation is visiting Jordan at a critical time for the security and stability of the region,” Pelosi said in a statement Saturday.
“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,” she added.
It was earlier on Saturday that Turkish and Kurdish leaders accused each other of violating a US-brokered cease-fire in northern Syria.
A senior US official and the top Kurdish commander both said that Turkey is continuing to advance in spite of the agreed upon cease-fire, and they are taking territory in and around the border city of Ras al-Ain, NBC News reported.
It was on Wednesday, Pelosi along with Sen. Chuck Schumer stormed out of a White House meeting focused on Syria after Trump began personally berating the speaker, the two Dems said afterward.
According to the White House and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, the blame for the failed meeting was squarely on Speaker Pelosi.
What do you think about the news of this surprising summit in the Middle East led by Speaker Pelosi? Are you encouraged or discouraged by their presence in Jordan at this time? How do you think President Trump is going to react to this?
Credit: NY Post