Pelosi, Schumer invite US women's soccer team to Capitol

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiProgressives call for impeachment inquiry after reported Kavanaugh allegations The promise and peril of offshoring prescription drug pricing Words matter, except to Democrats, when it involves impeaching Trump MORE (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerSinema says she would back Kennedy in race against Markey Democrats threaten to withhold defense votes over wall Pelosi: 'People are dying' because McConnell won't bring up gun legislation MORE (D-N.Y.) have invited the U.S. women’s national soccer team to visit the Capitol after their stunning 2-0 victory over the Netherlands in the World Cup final.

Pelosi on Sunday congratulated the team for winning with “strength, unity & patriotism” and extended the invitation “by popular, bipartisan demand” with Reps. Kathy CastorKatherine (Kathy) Anne CastorHouse approves two bills to block Trump drilling Pelosi, Schumer invite US women's soccer team to Capitol Democrats grill Trump officials over fuel standard rollback MORE (D-Fla.) and Darin LaHoodDarin McKay LaHoodIllinois House Republicans call on Trump to not commute Blagojevich's sentence Pelosi, Schumer invite US women's soccer team to Capitol 58 GOP lawmakers vote against disaster aid bill MORE (R-Ill.)

“I’m pleased to invite the players to the US Capitol as a team or individually to celebrate your inspiring victory,” Pelosi wrote on Twitter.

Schumer on Monday also extended an invitation, saying, "It would be my honor to host America's winning team." He also gave a shout-out to the two New Yorkers on the team, Alley Long and Crystal Dunn.

 

The invites came after co-captain Megan Rapinoe accepted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezBill Maher, Michael Moore spar over Democrats' strategy for 2020 Super PAC head spars with CNN's Cuomo over Ocasio-Cortez ad Young insurgents aren't rushing to Kennedy's side in Markey fight MORE’s (D-N.Y.) offer to come to the Capitol instead of visiting the White House.

Rapinoe, who won the tournament’s Golden Boot as the top scorer, has publicly feuded with President TrumpDonald John TrumpHarris bashes Kavanaugh's 'sham' nomination process, calls for his impeachment after sexual misconduct allegation Celebrating 'Hispanic Heritage Month' in the Age of Trump Let's not play Charlie Brown to Iran's Lucy MORE and last month said she was “not going to the f---ing White House” in the case of a World Cup win.

Trump responded in a tweet  that “leagues and teams love coming to the White House” and he is a “big fan of the American Team, and Women’s Soccer” but cautioned that “Megan should WIN first before she TALKS! Finish the job!”

The athlete doubled down and said she stood by her comments "with the exception of the expletive — my mom will be very upset about that." 

The Hill has reached out to the White House for comment about if an invitation will be extended.

Star forward Alex Morgan said Friday that the team would make that decision together.

The president congratulated the team on Sunday and said “America is proud of you all!” 

"We haven't really thought about it," he told reporters when asked about inviting the team to the White House. "We'll look at that."

Updated: Monday, 5:35 p.m.