FoxNews.com reports that
Republican leaders slammed Democrats 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.
It seems that the Democrats are not allowing their deep, heart-felt concern over the plight of 800,000 U.S. Government Workers whose paychecks will be delayed due to the ongoing government shutdown to get in the way of some serious partying…err…”business meetings’.
I can just picture them on the beach in Puerto Rico, tears running down their reddened cheeks.
Oh, wait….that’s just suntan lotion.
As you may know, the Politboro, was the huge Central Government in control of the Marxist Soviet Union. They were the reason that the Soviet Union eventually went belly up.
The problem with Marxist Theory remains that it is just a theory. It has never worked anywhere it has been tried…not even in Red China, a country which is becoming more capitalistic every day.
The reason for the failure of Marxism can not only just be found in the history of the Soviet Union. The Congressional members of the Far Left Democratic Party who are “living the good life” on their “business junket” to Puerto Rico are providing a prime example of why Marxism always fails.
The Politboro get richer and the “Proletariat” continue to suffer due to unchecked political power gained through greed and hypocrisy.
The Dems could not have sent out a plainer message if they had placed a Facebook Ad.
Like those whom they have modeled their political ideology after, this “New Politboro” cares about keeping and growing their political influence and wealth. They simply do not care who has to suffer in order for them to make a political point. Everything which they have been accusing President Trump in front of the television news cameras of has been a deflection to hide their own unbridled lust for power and their hypocrisy.
Those migrants from Central America, whom the Democrats want President Trump to allow to continue to illegally enter our country, are the Democrats’ “New Proletariat”, are unknowingly about to trade their servitude to corrupt politicians in the nations they are coming from for servitude to the Far Left Democratic Party of the United States of America.
Meanwhile, as those Democrat Congresscritters party down in Puerto Rico, Law Enforcement Officers and innocent civilians alike are being killed by illegal aliens already here, U.S. Government Workers are trying to figure out their household budgets, and the biggest caravan to date is forming in Honduras.
And to think…Nero just fiddled.
Until He Comes,