Pelosi Criticizes Lawmakers For Secretly Going To Afghanistan

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  1. flyboy56

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    Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday criticized the secret trip by two House members to Afghanistan the day before, given the personal risk to the lawmakers and the strain on limited federal resources that are currently focused on evacuating people from the country.

    Pelosi said she hasn't spoken with Reps. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) or Peter Meijer (R-Mich.) since they returned from Afghanistan, adding "they have to make their own case as to why they went" but warning that such trips are "deadly serious."

    "It was not, in my view, a good idea," Pelosi told reporters in the Capitol.

    https://thehill.com/homenews/house/...akers-afghanistan-trip-this-is-deadly-serious
     
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    I love the "strain on federal resources" as we throw more money into a screwed up operation. I applaud these two veterans for they have every right to see for themselves what is going on instead of taking the Pentagon's word for it as Pelosi is willing to do.
     
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    I think the trip was a great idea.

    I support the efforts of these 2 Congressmen.
     
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    The seems incredibly stupid and dangerous of them.
     
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    The one who should be going there is Biden. But mr. retreat-at-all-costs is way too much of a coward for that
     
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    I actually agree with your assessment. And that's about it.

    I just don't want ruin this magic moment.
     
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    It was a bipartisan trip.
     
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    How refreshing to see her take a sudden interest in not straining resources.
     
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    I get it...

    BUT, to anyone who has followed my history...
    ...I have proven time and time again...

    There are many times that I disagree with positions that other Dems./LW may agree with.
     
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    Exactly.

    And Meijer (R), one of the handful of GOP House Members who voted in favor of Impeaching Trump, is a straight shooter.
     
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    We all have that problem. I've been wearing a mask since January 2020, but I'm asked to defend every opinion that's come from the tens of millions of people that make-up the Republican Party and Right. I feel ya.

    But since we're sharing feelings, let's get real. You're F-ing diabolical with those posts that are basically one sentence paragraphs with over-generalizations and insults against [insert generic right-wing pronoun] that end with a stupid emoji of a head laughing and smacking the ground. You know what you're doing. lol.
     
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    BS... Even the sister knows Meijer is an establishment neocon that broke campaign finance laws by creating a shell corporation to hide his corporate donors. He's a POS. https://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=42058

    He has to play ball with the establishment class, because there's indisputable evidence that he committed felony offenses. On the other hand, the evidence also implicates Democrats using the same political PAC to hide donations. https://www.detroitnews.com/story/n...raw-donor-scheme-paperwork-blamed/3733858001/

    You guys need to stop building up all these Bush losers. Like George Bush, Mitt Romney, and Liz Cheney are suddenly you're friends? They're generally known for being evil corporate shills. Like Liz Cheney and her dad will literally kill Americans to make a buck.
     
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    Not so sure about stupid and the risk was to them which they were willing to take. I would like to hear why they weren't believing the reports coming out of Afghanistan. Maybe because the news being reported is different than what the WH or Pentagon is giving. A little too optimistic because all I am seeing here is loud cheering from the left. From my article:

    "As Members of Congress, we have a duty to provide oversight on the executive branch. There is no place in the world right now where oversight matters more. We conducted this visit in secret, speaking about it only after our departure, to minimize the risk and disruption to the people on the ground, and because we were there to gather information, not to grandstand," Moulton and Meijer said.[/QUOTE]
     
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    Ever since Trump was elected the left couldn't say enough good things about G.W.
     
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    True...

    Just like many people sang the praises of the Weimar Republic after the Nazi Seizure of Power...
    Politics 101...
     
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    If you read the article you would know it interfered with the operations.
     
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    Trump made a surprise trip to Afghanistan to visit the troops on turkey day.

    Trump visits US troops in Afghanistan on Thanksgiving - BBC
    https://www.bbc.com › news › world-asia-50594943

    Nov 29, 2019 — Trump visits US troops in Afghanistan on Thanksgiving ... President Donald Trump made an unannounced visit to US troops in Afghanistan - his first ..

    Now there are troops stranded in Afghanistan, and they had to shame Joe away from his vacation to even get him to show up for work in DC, and the Vice President ran off to Vietnam to hide from the mess they've made.
     
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    Pelosi, always thinking she knows what best for everyone.
     
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    They left is living in the dark ages. It's just a chaotic and reckless discourse that has no basis in any kind of principle, truth, or logic other than dictations provided by authorities within their political tribe. The tribe hates Trump so they oppose him on shutting down air travel between China and the United States even though that's the most scientifically supported approach to stopping infection rates.

    Clearly, Democrats are not straight shooters, so the idea that they could discern that characteristic is F-ing hilarious. They'd compliment Hitler for being a straight-shooter if he voted for impeachment.
     
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    GodWIN!
     
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    glad they made it back ok, but agree, it was dangerous

    Biden must be doing a good job over there if they made it there and back ok
     
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    Waste of taxpayer money, since I'm assuming we paid for their stunt ! What did they think it would accomplish or change anything???
     
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    Agreed. Joe could only screw it up more.
     
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    I feel like we're getting punk'd right now. These two legislators that went to Afghanistan are being heralded in the media, but any kind of background search into these two yields a treasure trove of corrupt and unsavory behavior. Family members don't even like them. To me, bipartisan headlines equate to "these guys are establishment A-holes" that were propping cause they will do the bidding of our corporate sponsors.

    So while it's nice to pick on Biden, Kamala and Pelosi, I'm not going to help the media build up two Washington swamp monsters into names spoken at the kitchen table.
     
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    Thats what politicians do!
     

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