Pelosi arrives in Jordan with bipartisan congressional delegation

Pelosi arrives in Jordan with bipartisan congressional delegation
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Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiSunday shows preview: Lawmakers, state governors talk coronavirus, stimulus package and resources as pandemic rages on Attacking the Affordable Care Act in the time of COVID-19 DC argues it is shortchanged by coronavirus relief bill 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 ThornberryCongressionally created commission recommends requiring that women register for draft Bottom line Former White House physician heading to runoff in Texas congressional race 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 TrumpWith VP pick, Biden can't play small ball in a long ball world Coronavirus hits defense contractor jobs Wake up America, your country doesn't value your life 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.