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Robin Kelly

Pelosi backs Obama on Bergdahl exchange

Pelosi backs Obama on Bergdahl exchange

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi today defended President Barack Obama’s decision to swap five suspected Taliban members for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl without notifying Congress and said she would have supported the move if it had been done by a Republican commander in chief. Speaking to reporters in Chicago at the end of a bus tour aimed at mobilizing women voters in the mid-term elections, Pelosi said she trusted Obama’s decision to give up the five Guantanamo Bay detainees to the Qatar government in exchange for the Taliban’s release of Bergdahl, who was held nearly five years in Afghanistan. The exchange has prompted some members of Congress to allege Obama...