01/18/2019

FOX's Chad Pergram discusses the charter bus full of Democratic Congressmen that was forced to turn around on Thursday on today's "Speaker's Lobby":

I'm Chad Pergram with the Speaker's Lobby.

A group of Democratic members of Congress were trying make it to Joint Base Andrews just outside Washington, to talk to troops in Afghanistan.

But they first had to board a US Air Force bus, across the the street from the Capitol, accompanied by a US Capitol Police escort...

But as lawmakers went to board the bus, President Trump fired off a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The President called the trip a "public relations event" and directed the military against flying Pelosi and other Democratic lawmakers.

Members of Congress sat on the bus as a fury of phone calls rattled around Washington between Capitol security officials, the Pentagon and the White House.

The bus finally left, simply driving from the House office buildings, and back to the Capitol plaza. That's where the lawmakers disembarked after a very short trip around Capitol Hill.

With the Speaker's Lobby, Chad Pergram, FOX News.

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