Rahall: Bush Did Not Object When Pelosi Told Him About Syria Trip
The team over at Think Progress did a great job of catching this excerpt on CSPAN where Congressman Nick Rahall responded to a caller about the bi-partisan Congressional delegation's trip to Syria.
RAHALL: First of all, that’s baloney. We were in violation of no u.s. laws. Second of all, the President did not tell her not to go, nor did the State Department tell us not to go. There were three Republican members of Congress in Damascus a few days before our trip. There was a Republican member of Congress in Damascus meeting with the President after our trip.
The Speaker had met with President Bush in the halls of the U.S. Capitol just the day before we left and mentioned to him that we were going to Syria. No response at all from the President. The State Department was certainly aware of our traveling to Syria and our full itinerary. And there were State Department officials in every meeting that we had on this codel. So that is all hogwash as far as I’m concerned.