Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was spotted walking through Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport late Friday afternoon with a carry-on bag on wheels. Pelosi was accompanied by at least one aide and a security detail. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump remained at the White House prepared to negotiate with Democrats on funding border wall security to reopen the partial shutdown federal government.
Pelosi was photographed by MSNBC reporter Garrett Haake who posted a photo to Twitter with this caption, “Looks like
@SpeakerPelosi won’t be staying in DC for the weekend. She and her detail just passed me at Reagan National Airport.”
Apparently, Haake did not ask Pelosi any questions, such as, “where are you headed, Madam Speaker?”, even though Pelosi left D.C. while the government is still shutdown and her departure comes a day after Trump canceled her overseas CODEL trip on a government jet. Haake is a Capitol Hill reporter who just spoke to Pelosi earlier Friday at a Hill presser so he is no stranger to Pelosi or her Capitol Police security detail.
A civilian posted that he too saw Pelosi at Reagan National and that he was not comfortable approaching her as she was in a hurry and had security.