It’s hard to believe that the Democrats would take a long break after the lavish trip to Puerto Rico where five-star treatment was the norm.
It’s true! The Democrats plan on leaving D.C. for 11 days from January 17th-28th
This is just how unserious they are about finding a solution to the partial government shutdown.
Isn’t this disrespectful to the government workers who are going without pay and the Americans who deserve a solution to our open border?
Republican Lee Zeldin was outraged at the lack of effort to negotiate on the part of the Dems and gave a great solution that would end the standoff quickly:
This is nuts! The House will be out of session from the 17th to 28th. I say let’s keep ALL Members of Congress in DC to negotiate w each other and
@realDonaldTrump until there is deal. Lock us all in a room here…no phones…no pay…and this will end very quickly.
This is nuts! The House will be out of session from the 17th to 28th. I say let's keep ALL Members of Congress in DC to negotiate w each other and @realDonaldTrump until there is deal. Lock us all in a room here…no phones…no pay…and this will end very quickly.
— Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) January 15, 2019
LAVISH WINTER RETREAT BY DEMOCRATS:
The Washington Examiner reports:
Those attending the Congressional Hispanic Caucus BOLD PAC winter retreat in San Juan planned to meet with key officials to discuss the cleanup after Hurricane Maria at a roundtable Saturday.
But the weekend is packed with free time for the members and their families on the trip.
“We are excited for you to join us for CHC BOLD PAC’s 2019 Winter Retreat in San Juan, Puerto Rico! Each year, this retreat serves as a way for our CHC BOLD PAC Members and friends in the D.C. community to come together to escape the cold and discuss our shared priorities for a stronger and more prosperous country,” said a memo on the trip.
Some 109 lobbyists and corporate executives are named in the memo, a rate of 3.6 lobbyists for every member. They include those from several big K Street firms, R.J. Reynolds, Facebook, Comcast, Amazon, PhRMA, Microsoft, Intel, Verizon, and unions such as the National Education Association.
Zeldin tweeted out a slam to the Democrats for the 5 star trip with lobbyists:
As I think about my Dem colleagues watching Hamilton right now in PR, hanging later w the cast in between beach time at their luxury resort, I'm thinking its time to lock all Members of Congress in a room in DC w no pay or phones until a deal is reached & there is white smoke.
— Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) January 13, 2019
The optics aren’t good but the Democrats played it off like it was hard work. The American people know better.