Pelosi arrives in Jordan with bipartisan congressional delegation

Pelosi arrives in Jordan with bipartisan congressional delegation
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Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Justices rule Manhattan prosecutor, but not Congress, can have Trump tax records Supreme Court rulings reignite Trump oversight wars in Congress Pelosi on Baltimore's Columbus statue: 'If the community doesn't want the statue, the statue shouldn't be there' MORE (D-Calif.) arrived in Jordan on Saturday, where the House's top Democrat is leading a bipartisan delegation of lawmakers to meet with top Jordanian officials.

A statement from the Speaker's office Saturday night confirmed that Pelosi and a number of lawmakers including Rep. Mac ThornberryWilliam (Mac) McClellan ThornberryRussian bounties revive Trump-GOP foreign policy divide House panel approves 0.5B defense policy bill House Armed Services votes to make Pentagon rename Confederate-named bases in a year MORE (R-Texas), a ranking member on the House Armed Services Committee and the delegation's lone Republican member, had met with officials at the U.S. embassy as well as the country's King Abdullah II and other top officials.

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“Our bipartisan delegation is visiting Jordan at a critical time for the security and stability of the region,” Pelosi said in the statement. “With the deepening crisis in Syria after Turkey’s incursion, our delegation has engaged in vital discussions about the impact to regional stability, increased flow of refugees, and the dangerous opening that has been provided to ISIS, Iran and Russia.”

During their meetings at the U.S. embassy, Pelosi and other lawmakers also thanked U.S. service members serving as part of a Marine detachment, according to the release.

Her visit to Jordan comes just days after a showdown at the White House with President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrats blast Trump for commuting Roger Stone: 'The most corrupt president in history' Trump confirms 2018 US cyberattack on Russian troll farm Trump tweets his support for Goya Foods amid boycott MORE over his decision to  withdraw of U.S. troops from northeastern Syria amid a Turkish offensive. A photo of the meeting quickly went viral in the hours after it was released with both Pelosi and Trump accusing one of other of "melting down" during the discussion.