(NewsReady.com) – Every once in a while, Washington Nationals baseball fans get a treat. The team periodically holds pregame ceremonies to honor people or the military. Recently, that led to an unfortunate mistake, and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was not happy with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
On Wednesday, April 20, a military plane flew into restricted airspace over Capitol Hill to drop six members of the Army’s Golden Knights into Nationals Park as part of a program ceremony honoring the military. A fan took a video of the jump and posted it on Twitter.
For those interested this is what led to the Capitol evacuation last night. It was an Army parachute team at the Washington Nationals game. Lol. pic.twitter.com/ELcBUR3Wq9
— Sudbury Sanders (@sudburysanders) April 21, 2022
The incident caused panic on the Hill because Capitol Security was reportedly not made aware of the stunt prior to the game. The Capitol Complex was temporarily evacuated after police said an “aircraft poses a probable threat” to lawmakers, according to reports.
Speaker Pelosi later thanked police officers for acting quickly but slammed the FAA, calling the incident “outrageous and inexcusable.” Fox News obtained the Democrat’s statement where she said the incident could have harmed lawmakers, staffers, and workers on the Hill.
The FAA has not responded to Speaker Pelosi’s remarks publicly.
Do you think the Speaker had the right to be angry about the incident?
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