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Pelosi puts attack on US troops call on “hold”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was huddling with Democratic colleagues when she was alerted of the missile attack on Iraqi bases that host U.S. troops.

The California Democrat was participating in a closed-door meeting with the Democratic caucus Tuesday evening when she received a note that said Vice President Mike Pence was on the phone.

“Tell him I’ll call him back,” Pelosi said, sources told a Politico reporter. Pelosi mentioned she had to open the House for a new session.

Moments later, Pelosi was handed another note about the attack.

“Pray,” Pelosi told members. Odd, given how often Pelosi poo-poos this kind of response from others, no?


The speaker called Pence at 6:34 p.m. Pence then briefed her on the attack, four minutes after she conducted the required presiding over the House, according to her deputy chief of staff, Drew Hammill.

Trump tweeted hours later, saying, “All is well!”

“Missiles launched from Iran at two military bases located in Iraq,” the president said. “Assessment of casualties & damages taking place now. So far, so good! We have the most powerful and well equipped military anywhere in the world, by far! I will be making a statement tomorrow morning.”


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