Moulton, Meijer travel to Afghanistan sparks Pelosi warning

Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday warned lawmakers not to “unnecessarily divert” U.S. resources by traveling to Afghanistan after a pair of lawmakers — who both previously served tours in the Middle East — traveled to the Taliban-controlled nation.
The two lawmakers are Reps. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) and Peter Meijer (R-Mich.), who confirmed their trips in a joint statement later Tuesday. Both are veterans who have been highly critical of the Biden administration’s handling of its withdrawal from Afghanistan.
“Given the urgency of this situation, the desire of some Members to travel to Afghanistan and the surrounding areas is understandable and reflective of the high priority that we place on the lives of those on the ground,” she wrote in her letter, which was obtained by POLITICO.
But, Pelosi said, officials at the Departments of State and Defense had urged lawmakers not to travel to the highly volatile region “during this

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