House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) on Thursday criticized President Donald Trump for sending a Cabinet delegation to the ritzy Davos conference while restricting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's travel to meet with NATO allies.
"We were looking forward to the opportunity to reassure NATO allies undoubtedly shaken by reports that the president has questioned his staff or opined about leaving NATO," Schiff said. "We're determined to make sure our allies understand on a very bipartisan basis our commitment to NATO is strong."
Democrats, the chairman noted, think Trump's move was "completely inappropriate."
"The president's concern about a [congressional delegation] going to a war zone apparently doesn't apply to a delegation from the administration going to Davos the following week," Schiff noted.
Earlier in the afternoon, the White House confirmed that a delegation led by Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin will be flying to the Swiss forum known for playing host to billionaires.