Democrats sunning themselves in Puerto Rico, watching Hamilton and partying
January 14, 2019
President Trump has hit out at Democrats for leaving Washington and taking vacations while he awaits their cooperation on reopening the government.
Trump fired off a tweet Sunday, noting that “The Democrats are everywhere but Washington as people await their pay.”
I’m in the White House, waiting. The Democrats are everywhere but Washington as people await their pay. They are having fun and not even talking!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 13, 2019
Trump was following up on a previous tweet asking Democrats to return from vacationing:
We have a massive Humanitarian Crisis at our Southern Border. We will be out for a long time unless the Democrats come back from their “vacations” and get back to work. I am in the White House ready to sign!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2019
The President was referring to the fact that some congressional Democrats spent the weekend in Puerto Rico, while the shutdown became the longest on record.
As The Washington Examiner reported, over 30 Democrats headed to the Caribbean island with 109 lobbyists and corporate executives in tow, claiming that they were scheduled to discuss their “shared priorities.”
Those priorities included seeing the Broadway show Hamilton and attending at least three parties.
While the government shutdown drags on, dozens of Congressional Democrats are staying at $289/night hotel in Puerto Rico this weekend and watching $350/ticket showings of Hamilton. https://t.co/9dhcbqg0hR pic.twitter.com/dPe9TxfNmE
— Andrew Scurria (@AndrewScurria) January 11, 2019
Sen. Bob Menendez was spotted on the beach, discussing his own priorities:
Spotted: Sen. Bob Menendez on the beach at a resort in Puerto Rico on Day 22 of the partial government shutdown. Reports say…