Newly uncovered footage obtained by Fox News shows Democrat lawmakers partying with lobbyists in Puerto Rico as the government shutdown continues, including several lawmakers enjoying their trip at a tropical “cocktail reception and dinner.”
Earlier in the week, as news of the Democrats’ lavish trip began to circulate, pictures of Democrat Bob Menendez flirting with a bikini-clad blonde on the beach did not sit well with social media commenters.
As the partial shutdown of the federal government rages on, prompted by partisan clashes over border security, Democrats are facing mounting scrutiny for their refusal to negotiate, with many pundits agreeing that the island vacation reflected poorly on the party.
Upon hearing of the trip, President Trump told the press “I’ve been [in DC] all weekend, a lot of the Democrats were in Puerto Rico celebrating something. I don’t know, maybe they’re celebrating the shutdown?”
President Trump and his conservative allies are slamming some Democrats for traveling to Puerto Rico over the weekend as the longest government shutdown in U.S. history continues to drag on.
“I’ve been here all weekend. A lot of democrats were in Puerto Rico celebrating something,” the president told reporters Monday morning before heading to New Orleans to attend the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual convention. “I don’t know, maybe they’re celebrating the shutdown.”