Was Pelosi’s trip to Jordan and Afghanistan worth it?

As you may recall, Trump cancelled Pelosi’s planned trip to Afghanistan in January due to the shutdown. He said at that time “We will reschedule this seven day excursion when the shutdown is over.” But is it appropriate for the Speaker of the House to get involved in foreign policy?

7 Answers

  • abdul
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago
    Best Answer

    No, it's not. She does not have authority to make treaties or agreements with foreign nations.

  • Jeff S
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Yes it's part of Congress' responsibility of overseeing the executive branch's foreign policy decisions!

  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    i would hope so

  • 4 weeks ago

    If it's appropriate for the President's personal attorney to get involved in foreign policy, if it's appropriate for his wholly untrained children to get involved in foreign policy, and if it's appropriate for Trump's Attorney General (i.e., the person in charge of enforcing domestic law) to get involved in foreign policy.....

    ...then I have a lot of trouble seeing what could be wrong with the Speaker of the House getting involved in foreign policy.

    In fact, House members have OFTEN taken such trips on reconnaissance. Remember when Congressman Leo Ryan was killed in Guyana, setting off the Jonestown massacre? He was one such traveler. And most members have taken many such trips without incident.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Yes, foreign policy is one of her many responsibilities. She even has a whole committee ( the House Foreign Affairs Committee ) dedicated just to that. It is her job to provide oversight of any policy that the executive branch comes up with.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    At least in Jordan, the US delegation’s talks seemed to focus heavily on Trump’s actions in the region, their potential repercussions, and assurances that the US would still work with its Middle East allies, even after the president publicly abandoned a key partner in Syria. Turkey began an invasion into northeastern Syria earlier this month a move that even Trump’s State Department says is worrisome,

  • 4 weeks ago

    it is appropriate for the Speaker of the House to get involved in foreign policy

    • KumquatMay
      Lv 6
      4 weeks agoReport

      dirt on political opponents is not foreign policy, it's using government to pursue personal advantage and against the constitution

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