Pelosi, Lee invite Golden State Warriors to Capitol

Pelosi, Lee invite Golden State Warriors to Capitol

House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTrump's legal team huddles with Senate Republicans On The Money: Falling impeachment support raises pressure for Dems on trade | Trump escalates fight over tech tax | Biden eyes minimum tax for corporations | Fed's top regulator under pressure over Dodd-Frank rules Overnight Health Care — Presented by Johnson & Johnson — Virginia moves to suspend Medicaid work rules | Powerful House panel sets 'Medicare for All' hearing | Hospitals sue over Trump price rule | FDA official grilled on vaping policy MORE (D-Calif.) and Rep. Barbara LeeBarbara Jean LeeAdam Schiff's star rises with impeachment hearings Lawmakers visit African migrants at US-Mexico border Hillicon Valley: FCC moves against Huawei, ZTE | Dem groups ask Google to reconsider ads policy | Bill introduced to increase data access during probes 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.

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The invitation came after President TrumpDonald John TrumpStates slashed 4,400 environmental agency jobs in past decade: study Biden hammers Trump over video of world leaders mocking him Iran building hidden arsenal of short-range ballistic missiles in Iraq: report 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.