In Bipartisan Rejection, Lawmakers Will Not Appear With Trump In Pittsburgh

WASHINGTON, DC- JANUARY 17: Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan (R-WI), Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate Minority Leader, Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and House Minority Leader, Nancy Peolosi, are seen dur... WASHINGTON, DC- JANUARY 17: Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan (R-WI), Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate Minority Leader, Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and House Minority Leader, Nancy Peolosi, are seen during a ceremony for Bob Dole, former Senate Majority Leader, as he was presented the Congressional Gold Medal in the United States Capitol rotunda on Wednesday January 17, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Matt McClain/The Washington Post via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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October 30, 2018 9:32 am
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If there’s one thing Democrats and Republicans agree on, it’s that they do not want to appear with President Donald Trump on his trip to visit the site of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting.

According to a Tuesday CNN report, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) all turned down the invitation. Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto (D) and a handful of state and local officials also RSVP’d no.

Trump will make the rounds with first lady Melania Trump and his daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner.

According to comments he made on CNN Monday, Peduto has tried to convey to the President that he should not come this week, as his presence will disrupt the funerals for those slain over the weekend. Nevertheless, the Trumps are slated to arrive in Pittsburgh Tuesday at 2 p.m.

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