Lawmakers' trip to Kabul 'deadly serious' -Pelosi

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday a trip to Kabul by two members of the House was "deadly serious," prompting a warning that such trips could divert resources from the evacuation of Americans and at-risk Afghans.

Seth Moulton, a Democrat, and Peter Meijer, a Republican, both of whom served in the Iraq war before running for Congress, said in a statement they went to Kabul on Tuesday to gather information as part of Congress’ oversight role.

As their visit was made public, Pelosi sent a letter to House members that did not mention Moulton or Meijer but cautioned that the Pentagon and State Department had asked lawmakers not to travel to Afghanistan "during this time of danger."

Pelosi, a Democrat, told reporters a large number of House members wanted to go to Afghanistan, but she said in the letter such travel would be unwise.

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