Pennsylvania lawmakers invite Eagles to Capitol after Trump snub
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Pennsylvania lawmakers on Monday invited the Philadelphia Eagles to visit the Capitol after President TrumpDonald John TrumpGrassley: Dems 'withheld information' on new Kavanaugh allegation Health advocates decry funding transfer over migrant children Groups plan mass walkout in support of Kavanaugh accuser MORE uninvited the team to the White House on Tuesday.

Rep. Brendan Boyle (D) and Sen. Bob CaseyRobert (Bob) Patrick CaseyPoll: Democrats hold big leads in Pennsylvania Senate, governor races The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by United Against Nuclear Iran — Kavanaugh, accuser say they’re prepared to testify Trump: 'Good news' that Obama is campaigning again MORE Jr. (D) both tweeted at the Super Bowl champions within minutes of the White House abruptly announcing that the team would not visit the White House.

“The @Eagles are still welcome to visit the US Capitol,” Boyle tweeted. “I will have @Wawa coffee waiting.”

Casey tweeted that he was also skipping the White House event, calling Trump’s decision to rescind the team’s invitation a “political stunt.”

Casey is up for reelection this year. Trump, who won Pennsylvania in 2016, has backed his GOP challenger, Rep. Lou BarlettaLouis (Lou) James BarlettaPoll: Democrats hold big leads in Pennsylvania Senate, governor races Obama to hit campaign trail in Pa. for gubernatorial, Senate candidates Poll: Pennsylvania Democrats surging with double-digit leads MORE.


The White House issued a statement saying that the team was “unable to come” to the White House, citing players’ participation in protests during the national anthem before games, which Trump harshly criticized.

"They disagree with their President because he insists that they proudly stand for the National Anthem, hand on heart, in honor of the great men and women of our military and the people of our country," the statement read. "The Eagles wanted to send a smaller delegation, but the 1,000 fans planning to attend the event deserve better.”

The White House plans to still host an event for the Eagles fans who planned to attend, and said that they will “loudly and proudly" play the national anthem at the event.