Press Release
For Immediate Release: 
October 16, 2019
Contact Info: 
Mariel Saez 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC - House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke to the press today following a meeting at the White House on Syria. Below is a video and transcript of his remarks:
 

Click here to watch the full remarks.
 
“Just briefly, you're going to hear the President say we walked out. We were offended deeply by his treatment of the Speaker of the House of Representatives. The President, in my view, has created a crisis in the Middle East. A crisis that undermines the world's confidence in America. This crisis required a rational, reasonable discussion between those of us who’ve been elected by the American people to set policy. Unfortunately, the meeting deteriorated into a diatribe, as Leader Schumer has said, and very offensive accusations being made by the President of the United States. I have served with six presidents. I have been in many, many, many meetings like this. Never have I seen a President treat so disrespectfully a co-equal branch of the government of the United States.

“I'll yield to the Speaker and to the Leader for questions.”