House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was reportedly too busy to take a call from Vice President Mike Pence Tuesday that was to inform her Iran was launching a ballistic missile attack on U.S. forces in Iraq.
Pelosi called Pence back at 6:34 pm and he briefed her on Iranian attack, per @Drew_Hammill— Heather Caygle (@heatherscope) January 7, 2020
As Julio reported, Pelosi later tweeted that she was "closely monitoring the situation" but minutes before she was spotted at the grand opening of a restaurant.
Closely monitoring the situation following bombings targeting U.S. troops in Iraq. We must ensure the safety of our servicemembers, including ending needless provocations from the Administration and demanding that Iran cease its violence. America & world cannot afford war.— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) January 8, 2020
Nancy Pelosi at Danny Meyer’s Maialino Mare opening in Navy Yard. pic.twitter.com/OMkVtxeEEk— Anna Spiegel (@AnnaSpiegs) January 8, 2020
It is unclear if Pelosi apologized for not taking the call and she has not released a statement yet.
Pelosi and other top Democrats have been upset in the past that they were not informed about important matters of foreign policy, including when the U.S. took out former ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.