Amazing. Truly astounding. Why am I not using exclamation points? Because all I can do is sit here and shake my head in disbelief how totally clueless this group of Democrats is. President Trump has been staying at the White House since before Christmas waiting for them to come to the table and close the deal for the border security package. Jeanine Pirro had him on the phone to discuss exactly that.
But guess what? A whole group of Democrats along with a goodly number of lobbyists are partying the weekend away in Puerto Rico instead of doing their jobs and taking care of the citizens they’re supposed to be representing and protecting.
More from The Washington Examiner:
Some 30 Democratic lawmakers left the government shutdown behind Friday on a chartered flight to Puerto Rico for a winter retreat with 109 lobbyists and corporate executives during which they planned to see the hit Broadway show “Hamilton” and attend three parties including one with the show’s cast.
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 like the National Education Association.
The event is taking place in a seaside resort where rooms go for $429 a night. Food is being provided.
BOLD PAC, the political arm of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, chartered a 737 for members, their families, and chiefs of staff to attend the weekend. The memo said the weather will be a balmy 80 degrees. The dress code is “resort casual.”
A spokesman would not identify the members, but Secrets obtained a list that included several congressional leaders. On the list was Speaker Nancy Pelosi, but an official in her office said that she did not make the trip.
Neither did Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Lujan, a spokeswoman said Saturday.
“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!” said the planning memo.
The trip represented the largest congressional delegation to Puerto Rico since the September 2017 hurricane and members were to spend part of their time focused on that issue, according to the schedule.
In addition, their chartered jet carried 250 pounds of donated medical supplies.
But the junket comes at an awkward time, on the day 800,000 federal workers did not receive their first paycheck of the shutdown, with many worried about basic living expenses like food.
See the rest of the story here: The Washington Examiner
So now you can see where the priority is. These so-called leaders have no concern over the fact that there are 800,000-plus federal workers who don’t have access to the giant piggy bank these Democrats are raiding that are depending on them to sit down and pass the measures we need to get some decent border security, INCLUDING a barrier, whether steel or concrete.
As long as they get to party with the lobbyists (and if you look at the names in the lobbyist list you can see how many of them are social media-related…what does THAT tell you?) who cares if someone on the low end of the payroll scale gets evicted from their home or goes hungry?
O Democrat Party Members, Thy Hypocrisy Is Deep! You approve a measure that would throw TONS of money to pay for abortions overseas, yet won’t approve a tenth of that grand sum to pay for the kind of effective protection THIS country needs. 2020 is coming – and we, the voters and citizens of America, will not forget!
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