EXCLUSIVE: Pelosi cancels trip, spokesman releases scathing statement, blames Trump for ‘leaks’

JANUARY 18, 2019

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats, including Rep. Adam Schiff, were loaded on buses and preparing to quietly slip off on an international trip to “visit soldiers” and “obtain critical national security & intelligence briefings from those on the front lines” when President Trump halted the trip Thursday afternoon, by sending a letter telling Pelosi her trip was called off.

In his letter, President Trump also made public where they were going, writing, “Due to the Shutdown, I am sorry to inform you that your trip to Brussels, Egypt, and Afghanistan has been postponed.”

He told Pelosi she was still welcome to fly commercial if she wished, but made it clear that she would not be using military aircraft for the “excursion.”

Friday morning, Pelosi’s deputy chief of staff, Drew Hammill, posted an announcement on Twitter, saying that since the president “leaked their commercial travel plans,” the trip has now been cancelled.

Below is his full statement, which he blasted out in a series of Twitter posts Friday morning:

The United States Congress is a co-equal branch of government in our system of checks and balances. The Congress has a constitutional responsibility to conduct oversight in the war zone where our men and women in uniform are risking their lives every day.

After President Trump revoked the use of military aircraft to travel to Afghanistan, the delegation was prepared to fly commercially to proceed with this vital trip to meet with our commanders and troops on the front lines.

In the middle of the night, State Dept’s Diplomatic Security Service provided an updated threat assessment detailing that the President announcing this sensitive travel had significantly increased danger to the delegation & to troops, security, & other officials supporting trip.

This morning, we learned that the Administration had leaked the commercial travel plans as well.

In light of the grave threats caused by the President’s action, the delegation has decided to postpone the trip so as not to further endanger our troops and security personnel, or the other travelers on the flights.

Whether here or abroad, the Speaker always thanks our troops, diplomats and intelligence community for their heroism & service. The Speaker commends her colleagues on the delegation, who personally & officially have dedicated their lives to protect & defend the American people.


  1. Wendy January 18th, 2019 at 10:52 am

    Works both ways, sweetheart. What goes around comes around. Karma, etc.


  2. KD January 18th, 2019 at 10:54 am

    Lying Nancy trying to make Trump look bad but she failed, we see her! Trying to blame President Trump I bet she never made plans to fly commercial. Prove it Nancy! Total BS


    • Betty Castillo January 18th, 2019 at 1:12 pm

      You are so right KD! She only used the commercial flight instance, because President Trump suggested it yesterday in his comments on Twitter. I guess she didn’t think we could read and figure out what she was doing.


  3. Candy January 18th, 2019 at 10:55 am

    So. When the president canceled the trip he stated in the letter they could fly commercially yet they claim they had already decided to do that ! How could he leak a plan they had not even made ! What a bunch of bumbling idiots!


  4. Mr. Bill January 18th, 2019 at 10:55 am

    That’s bullshit. Pelosi wouldn’t travel via commercial air and have to sit with the peasants. She likes her perks and private jets. Especially military aircraft who’s personal feel obligated to kiss her nasty ass during the whole trip.


  5. Linda January 18th, 2019 at 10:57 am

    Yea right! They claim they want to protect our solders etc. but yet they fight the border wall that will protect our citizens. What hypocrisy


  6. Jenny Crosley January 18th, 2019 at 10:58 am

    It took them all night to figure how to put the blame back on the President! They are all a bunch of HYPOCRITES! Nancy must be in bad shape when she can’t speak for herself! 😂😂😂😂


  7. Vicki January 18th, 2019 at 11:00 am

    First of all, no way were they going to fly commercial. Secondly, with technology, anyone wishing them harm would know about this trip. And lastly, these codel trips are basically elaborate vacations on our dime. Democrats don’t really like to fund our troops, which makes me wonder why they would be the ones to make this trip anyway. These trips are photo ops. Period. Lastly, why, if Pelosi is so concerned about those out of work now, would she make this trip when they will be missing another paycheck instead of working towards a solution.


  8. Lori January 18th, 2019 at 11:01 am

    They weren’t traveling to visit the soldiers. Sure, they will make an appearance to make it look like that was their priority. However, if you notice, they were planning to visit countries who are in favor of the U.N. migration pact. Nice try.


  9. Quercus January 18th, 2019 at 11:01 am

    Boo hoo. Everyday Americans are endangered by people who are not vetted coming across our unsecured borders. It is about time those in congress feel the vulnerability everyday Americans do. Pelosi and company wanted to play hardball with Trump. They failed to realize that Trump isn’t like other politicians, he is used to battling in the business world. He will not go down without a fight.


  10. Melanie Cronn January 18th, 2019 at 11:03 am

    Wow, took them long enough to put the blame on President Trump. We already knew where they were going. She’s pissed off cause she didn’t get to waste our money on their trip(vacay)


  11. Mitch January 18th, 2019 at 11:26 am

    fund the wall and stop whining


  12. B January 18th, 2019 at 11:33 am

    You have no proof who leaked info, maybe you did, so move on and get a life and stop bitching!


  13. Beth January 18th, 2019 at 11:43 am

    Pelosi, you want a fully stocked bar for you your family and staff and their families! PAY YOUR OWN BAR TAB! not at tax payers expense!
    ALCOHOLIC! SHE’S not mentality unbalanced she’s DRUNK


  14. AxeToGrind January 18th, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    Yo Nanzi, thank Laura Loomer and her compadres for jumping your wall and testing it’s capabilities….🤗 while you were out squandering taxpayers money….again!


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