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!
That might sound a little harsh, but it’s the truth. The Democrats have refused to work in a bipartisan way with President Donald Trump. Trump is asking for a little more than $5 billion for border security. Democratic leaders claim it’s a complete waste of American Tax Dollars yet, Democrats voted for more than $14 Billion on border security under President Obama.
Why the double standard Nancy?
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.”Examiner
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.
Bold PAC Chair Rep. Tony Cardenas said in a statement: “House Democrats voted to open the government multiple times; sadly, Senate Republicans and President Trump are continuing to put partisan politics ahead of our country, forcing the government to remain shut down. As our Bold PAC members make their way to Puerto Rico for this important weekend — the largest contingency of House Democrats to visit Puerto Rico where they’ll be hearing from Commonwealth and local elected officials about the ongoing recovery efforts — we will be closely monitoring the situation in Washington. If there is any progress by Senate Republicans or the White House to reopen the federal government, then we will act accordingly.”
House Democrats could care less about the American people. They’re too busy trying to soak up the rays in San Juan. Normal Americans are still at home trying to make a living while feeding their families. Politicians for far too long have taken trips on the tax payers dime. Maybe Speaker Pelosi will work with the President. Probably not. I won’t give you any false hope.