Trump reminds everyone he is charge. I have to say I agree with him on this point. With a government shutdown in progress why would you want to go on a trip abroad?
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Trump denies Pelosi military aircraft for war zone trip. President Donald Trump responded Thursday to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's letter suggesting they reschedule his State of the Union address by informing Pelosi that an apparent trip she had planned to "Brussels, Egypt, and Afghanistan has been postponed" while the government shutdown continues.
Pelosi had been scheduled to leave Thursday afternoon when the President canceled use of the military aircraft, according to two White House officials. Ref. CNN.
Nancy Pelosi reelected House speaker in what may be her final term leading the chamber. The House voted to reelect Pelosi, however, a group of Democrats voted against the veteran lawmaker or chose to vote "Present" instead. Pelosi has indicated this will be her final term at the helm as she leads a Democrat-majority House tasked with working with the incoming Biden administration to end the COVID-19 pandemic. Ref. USAToday.
Nancy Pelosi calls on Trump's Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment; House 'may be prepared' to vote on impeachment articles. Pelosi's comments came shortly after the Senate's top Democrat, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, joined the chorus of lawmakers calling for Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment and move with the Cabinet to remove Trump from office after inciting riots at the US Capitol. Ref. USAToday.
Pelosi asks Joint Chiefs about 'available precautions' to prevent 'unstable' Trump from accessing nuclear launch codes. On Friday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she spoke to the country's highest-ranking military officer about taking precautions to prevent President Donald Trump from launching a nuclear strike. She has called on Vice President Mike Pence and the Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment in the aftermath of a riot by a pro-Trump mob at the Capitol Wednesday. Ref. USAToday.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will step back from her leadership role, ending storied career as first woman speaker. Pelosi, 82, made history in 2007 as the first woman to be named House speaker and her career coincided with a major increase in women representation in the House. Pelosi's departure sets up a potential generational change in Democratic leadership. Source 3h.