Amid Shutdown, Democrats Caught Partying On Beach!

Democrats were under fire by Republican leaders on Sunday following reports that around 30 Democratic members of Congress traveled to Puerto Rico this weekend to meet with lobbyists and see a special performance of the hit Broadway show “Hamilton.”

While the Democrats also planned on attending the Congressional Hispanic Caucus BOLD PAC gathering in San Juan and met with Puerto Rican officials to discuss ongoing cleanup efforts from Hurricane Maria, Republicans were angered over images of their Democratic colleagues enjoying the island’s beaches as the partial government shutdown entered its third week.

“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,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted Sunday morning.

GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel also lambasted the Democrats in Puerto Rico for “hitting the beach and partying with lobbyists” in a tweet on Sunday.

“While [President Trump] is in DC working to resolve the government shutdown and secure our border, Democrats are hitting the beach and partying with lobbyists,” McDaniel tweeted.

Around 109 lobbyists and corporate executives are named in a memo welcoming the guests to the seaside resort in Puerto Rico. Among those attending are members of some from prominent Washington firms as well as representatives from R.J. Reynolds, Facebook, Comcast, Amazon, PhRMA, Microsoft, Intel, Verizon, and unions like the National Education Association.

“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.

A spokesman for the BOLD PAC — part of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus — would not tell the Examiner which members of Congress would be attending. But U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., was spotted on the beach Saturday, according to a FOX News producer.

The Dems’ visit comes amid the ongoing partial government shutdown that has left around 800,000 federal workers with no pay since it began Dec. 22, making it the longest government closure in U.S. history.

“I’m not even in government and I’d get killed in the press if I was on vacation right now,” Donald Trump Jr. tweeted. “Why won’t they cover their democrat buddies lobbyist sponsored vacation in the islands???”

President Trump has refused to sign spending bills for nine of the 15 Cabinet-level departments until Congress approves his request for $5.7 billion in funding to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Democrats have refused.

The president initially said he would be “proud” to own the partial shutdown, but he quickly shifted blame onto Democratic leaders and has flirted with taking some extraordinary measures to find money for the wall. Although most Republicans have stood by the president, others have expressed discomfort with the strategy.

With the current state of the government, do you think that Democrats going on a beach vacation was the most appropriate action?


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  • Junior Pyle
    Posted January 15, 2019 3:50 pm 0Likes

    Corruption at its finest!!! Go Democrat’s

  • Chrus
    Posted January 15, 2019 7:35 pm 0Likes

    No. This is not appropiate.
    They are not concerned
    About the welfare of this country or they would not let heards if illegals in this country at one time. Immigration is fine when done right. We can not afford all of these illegals at one time. Let the other countries take part of them.
    Trump is the only one who cares about this country!!!!!

  • Janice Quals
    Posted January 15, 2019 8:03 pm 0Likes

    Totally unacceptable Democrats are not worried about the people who are not getting paid they are dealing with emotions only basically anything to go against our president who is looking out for the American people only. Every nation has secure boarders including Canada who will not permit anyone that has a DUI but the USA can’t have a secure boarder ?? go figure. Democrats are ruining this once great nation to line their pockets and make money off cheap labor

  • Tarheel
    Posted January 16, 2019 12:39 am 0Likes

    Is it so difficult to name those in attendance so that the constituents back home may query why.

  • J. Burger
    Posted January 16, 2019 1:46 am 0Likes

    WE WANT THE WALL Our PRESIDENT knows what he is doing and he’s doing a terrific job. He was just what was needed in a town full of corruption and false statements. He was well qualified to take over this SWAMP and thank God every day that he has. To bad he has to deal with the idiot Dems, Nancy (miss billionaire who will never know what actual WORK is) and Chuckie, the irresponsible loon. Maybe some of the illegals ought to put up a tent in his front yard, that is of course, if they can get past his WALL. Isn’t strange they can have walls but regular people have to be shot at, raped, etc. just to make the Dems happy at what they are doing to the American public. Also, who gives the illegals the right to VOTE? Let them earn the right, let them come in here legally, work for years and then, maybe then, let them vote. We had to. Gee, maybe we can float a loan from Pelosi…she is loaded with money and could build the wall herself.

  • Noe Rodriguez
    Posted January 16, 2019 2:41 am 0Likes

    I just don’t understand why these democrats checks were not stopped? POTUS should had stop their pay instead of working Americans. These Democrats and republicans are the ones not doing their job. Instead they are out there enjoying themselves with tax payers hard earned money. POTUS change this rule, law or bill. Take their pay and hold them accounteable.

  • Tommyboy
    Posted February 15, 2020 10:20 pm 0Likes

    The democrats are actually very dumb,stupid or crazy. They are biting the hand that feeds them.

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