Lindsey Graham Blasts Trump’s Cancellation Of Pelosi’s Trip: One Sophomoric Action Doesn’t Deserve Another

The BBC reports:

Mr Trump’s cancellation of the trip emerged barely half an hour before the Democratic speaker of the House of Representatives was scheduled to leave on Thursday afternoon. A White House official told US media the president was able to halt the foreign trip by Mrs Pelosi and a congressional delegation because they were set to use military aircraft.

Mrs Pelosi’s travel had not been announced before Mr Trump’s letter. Some commentators expressed dismay that the president would reveal plans about a trip to war zone by a congresswoman who is second in line to the presidency.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer told reporters the president’s “petty” action “demeans the presidency”. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said: “One sophomoric response does not deserve another.”