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Democratic Senator Looks To Steal Trump’s Thunder By Inviting Eagles To Congress

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Kyle Becker Contributor

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 Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!”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.

Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie, a financial backer of the Democratic Party, was captured on audio released by The New York Times calling the Trump presidency “disastrous.

Malcolm Jenkins, Chris Long and Torrey Smith were among the Eagles players who said they would not visit the White House.