How convenient…While the White House is jumping up and down, pounding on the table (which is what you do when the facts and the law are both against you) and all but accusing Nancy Pelosi of treason for her scheduled trip to Syria and planned meeting with Syrian leader Assad, they are failing to mention that not only is her trip bipartisan, but other Republican lawmakers are either currently visiting the country, or are scheduled to do so.
"I know that Assad probably really wants people to come and have a photo opportunity and have tea with him, and have discussions about where they're coming from, but we do think that's a really bad idea." That is White House spokeswoman Dana Perino in a press briefing held Friday, March 30.
Note that she did not criticize Republican lawmakers who were separately slated to visit Syria. In fact, on April 1, Reps. Frank Wolf (R-VA), Joseph R. Pitts (R-PA) and Robert Aderholt (R-AL) traveled to Damascus and met with Assad, two days before Pelosi's scheduled trip.
Like I said – election be damned – I(s)OKIYAR – It’s (still) OK If You Are A Republican.