House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiBiden to meet House Dems before Europe trip: report On The Money — Will the billionaire tax survive Joe Manchin? Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by American Clean Power — Democrats prepare to grill oil execs MORE (D-Calif.) and Rep. Barbara LeeBarbara Jean LeeReforming marijuana laws before the holidays: A three-pronged approach House progressives call on Biden to end all new fossil fuel permitting Overnight Health Care — Presented by Altria — Dip in COVID-19 cases offer possible sign of hope MORE (D-Calif.) on Tuesday announced they had invited the Golden State Warriors to the Capitol to celebrate the team's NBA championship victory.
“In celebration of your victory, we would be delighted to welcome you publicly as a team or personally as families to the United States Capitol. Please consider this as a blanket invitation whenever your individual schedules allow,” the congresswomen said in a letter sent to the Warriors.
Pelosi and Lee both represent parts of the San Francisco Bay area where the Golden State Warriors are based.
The invitation came after President TrumpDonald TrumpOvernight Defense & National Security — Presented by Boeing — Milley warns of 'Sputnik moment' for China WSJ publishes letter from Trump continuing to allege voter fraud in PA Oath Keeper who was at Capitol on Jan. 6 runs for New Jersey State Assembly MORE said last week that he would not invite the Golden State Warriors or the Cleveland Cavaliers to visit the White House after the NBA Finals.
The Warriors’ Steph Curry and the Cavaliers’ LeBron James both said they were not interested in visiting the White House.
The Warriors beat the Cavaliers in a 4-0 final that earned them their third NBA title in four years.
“With your third title in the last four years, the Golden State Warriors have once again dazzled America with your outstanding performance on the court and inspired leadership off the court,” Lee and Pelosi said.
Earlier this month, Trump abruptly disinvited the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles from visiting the White House due to differences over national anthem protests and because they planned to take a smaller than expected delegation to the White House.