U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann is visiting troops in Afghanistan for Memorial Day, as part of a congressional delegation that arrived on Saturday, according to her office.
"I can think of no greater honor than spending this important day with those who are currently serving our country in harm's way. We can never thank our troops enough," the Minnesota Republican said in a statement released on Monday.
The delegation also includes Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-FL, Rep. Markwayne Mullin, R-OK, Rep. John Barrow, D-GA, Rep. Sean Maloney, D-NY, Rep. Peter Gallego, D-TX, Bachmann spokesman Dan Kotman said.
"In addition to spending time with the troops, (the delegation) is meeting with military leadership to get updates on the situation on the ground," the news release from her office said.
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