As they say….the “optics” are not real good on this one!
And no, I’m not (only) talking about that photo of Sen. Bob Menendez on the beach without a shirt on.
I’m talking about the TERRIBLE optics of 30 Democrats partying on the beach with 109 lobbyists in Puerto Rico, while President Trump stays in D.C. to continue working for the American people during the shutdown!
A shutdown which is only happening because the Democrats REFUSE to keep us safe!
Which was their sworn duty.
So if President Trump was not already winning the fight against the Dems in the court of public opinion, he definitely will be once this story gets out!
The Washington Examiner had more on the story:
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.
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