Top Dems invite champion US women’s soccer team to Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress’ top Democrats say they’re inviting the World Cup champion U.S. women’s soccer team to the Capitol.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wrote to colleagues Monday that “by popular demand on both sides of the aisle,” she has invited the players to the Capitol “to celebrate their inspiring victory.”

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says he, too, has inviting them and is lauding their “sustained level of excellence.”

There is no indication of when or if a visit might occur.

The U.S. team has captured the last two World Cups and has won four, more than any other country.

Many players have been leading advocates of gender equity. Star Megan Rapinoe has said she would not visit the White House if invited by President Donald Trump.

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