While the White House decides whether to extend an invitation to the NBA champion Warriors, and the Warriors decide whether they would accept it, Bay Area politicians are taking some initiative.
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and East Bay Congresswoman Rep. Barbara Lee announced Tuesday that they have extended an invitation for the team to visit the United States Capitol building in Washington, D.C.
Describing her office as "Warriors Ground," Lee announced the invitation through a tweet that was then retweeted by Pelosi. The offer is available to the team as a whole, or to those that wish to make a personal visit, according to Warriors spokesman Raymond Ridder.
Lee also acknowledged the team's championship in a general speech before the House last week, holding a gold Warriors flag as she spoke.
Though the Warriors have yet to officially decide whether they would accept an invitation from the White House, coach Steve Kerr and several of the players have been vocal in their disapproval of behavior displayed by President Donald Trump.
After winning the title in June 2015, the following February the Warriors accepted an invitation to visit the White House, then occupied by President Barack Obama.