Sen. Lindsey Graham criticized President Trump on Thursday for canceling House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s overseas visit to troops in Afghanistan, calling the move “inappropriate.”
Graham also criticized Pelosi for “playing politics with the State of the Union.” Pelosi on Wednesday sent a letter to Trump requesting that he agree to postpone the Jan. 29 address or deliver it in writing if the partial government shutdown has not ended.
Trump in a letter to Pelosi on Thursday wrote that he was canceling a trip she and other lawmakers were set to take to Brussels, Egypt and Afghanistan. Trump wrote that Pelosi should remain in Washington to negotiate with him on the shutdown, which is now in its 27th day.
The letter was Trump’s first response to Pelosi’s proposal to postpone the State of the Union address.
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