President Donald Trump announcing that the Philadelphia Eagles’ “full team” would be unable to attend the White House celebration for the Super Bowl champs.
Democratic Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey saw an opportunity to make a statement about Trump disinviting the Eagles from the White House.
“I’m proud of what the Eagles accomplished this year. I’m skipping this political stunt at the White House and just invited the Eagles to Congress. @Eagles How about a tour of the Capitol?” Senator Casey tweeted.
The Eagles are the second professional sports team to be disinvited to a White House visit, joining the Golden State Warriors.
“Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team. Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!” Trump said of the NBA champions in September 2017.