During the Christmas holiday, President Trump stayed in the White House, hoping to resolve the border issue, while his family all met in Florida. Nancy Pelosi enjoyed the holidays in a luxury getaway.
Come New Years, President Trump was at work but the Congress stayed home. This weekend, the president is in the White House working, while 30 of the 38 member-Hispanic caucus are in Puerto Rico enjoying the festival.
Now, you tell me, who wants to work to reopen the government and who just doesn’t give a crap. Who is serious and who isn’t?
Despite a partial government shutdown with no end in sight, about 30 Democratic members of Congress traveled to Puerto Rico this weekend — with their families and lobbyists — for a winter retreat where they also planned to see a special performance of the hit Broadway show “Hamilton.”
Those attending the Congressional Hispanic Caucus BOLD PAC gathering in San Juan also planned to meet Saturday with Puerto Rican officials to discuss ongoing cleanup efforts from Hurricane Maria, according to a report.
“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!” a planning memo said.
The junket is taking place at a seaside resort where rooms run around $429 a night. The participants paid for the “Hamilton” tickets with their own funds, the Washington Examiner reported.
Sure, the Democrats will pay homage to the furloughed federal workers during a photo op, but that’s as far as they are willing to go. Walls work. Democrats don’t.