Remember how serious Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi were last week, when they gave their “rebuttal” to President Trump’s address? They made it seem like this government shutdown is apocalyptic. A lot of Democrats have done the same. On social media and CNN at least. Thirty Democrats, however, took a different route. Puerto Rico. For cocktails at the beach.
A group of 30 Democrats have turned the government shutdown into a live-action interpretation of a Jimmy Buffet song:
Nibblin’ on sponge cake, Watchin’ the sun bake.
No, seriously. In the words of Press Secretary Sarah Sanders:
Democrats in Congress are so alarmed about federal workers not getting paid they’re partying on the beach instead of negotiating a compromise to reopen the government and secure the border.
A photo of New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez at a resort beach has gone viral.
They arrived via chartered jet. They’re staying at a seaside resort, and attended the ridiculously-priced and overhyped play “Hamilton,” where tickets for opening night “ranged from $10 to $5,000,” according to the Associated Press. They even attended several afterparties.
Of course, the official occasion seems legit. They’re in San Juan for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus BOLD PAC. According to a memo for the gathering:
This year’s winter retreat promises to be our most widely attended yet with over 220 guests, including 39 Members of Congress and CHC BOLD PAC supporters expected to attend and participate!
Also in attendance, about 109 lobbyists, from a number of places, including “R.J. Reynolds, Facebook, Comcast, Amazon, PhRMA, Microsoft, Intel, Verizon, and unions like the National Education Association.”
Donald Jr. said it well:
And of course no one says anything. I’m not even in government and I’d get killed in the press if I was on vacation right now. Why won’t they cover their democrat buddies lobbyist sponsored vacation in the islands???
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