Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was so proud that the Democrats were able to get a government shutdown that she took House Democrats out to a fancy dinner. So while the military may get a delay to their paychecks and real people are suffering, Democrats are celebrating.
Pelosi invited 192 Democratic members to a fancy Italian restaurant in DC on Saturday. The government was shut down at that point.
PELOSI hosting a dinner for all House Dems tonight at aqua al 2…..
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) January 20, 2018
And it’s a very exclusive restaurant. As Rep. Steven Smith points out, it’s $36 a plate:
Here's the menu: $36 a plate. pic.twitter.com/oIgWqzzqUy
— Rep. Steven Smith (@RepStevenSmith) January 21, 2018
That’s a decent chunk of change for one meal to most Americans. It seems morbidly obese that Democrats would pamper themselves for shutting down the government like this.
So when White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders found out about the posh dinner, she held nothing back. She tweeted, “Nancy Pelosi is “very proud” Democrats shut the government down over illegal immigration and is taking Democrats out tonight to celebrate. Nice message to send to the brave men & women of our military and border patrol forced to work without pay during the #DemocraticShutdown”
Nancy Pelosi is "very proud" Democrats shut the government down over illegal immigration and is taking Democrats out tonight to celebrate. Nice message to send to the brave men & women of our military and border patrol forced to work without pay during the #DemocraticShutdown https://t.co/438vcZvf3k
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) January 21, 2018
Brutal. The response on Twitter has been equally as forceful:
The Left is celebrating.
Because they love illegals.
And not our military.
— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) January 21, 2018
My son in law (1 tour in Iraq, 1 tour in Afghanistan & an Army Recruiter) and daughter wonder how they’ll buy groceries when they won’t get paid…oh, and their rent is due Feb 1st. But let them eat cake, right Nancy?
— Covfefe Kimmie (@kimmieguy) January 21, 2018
The person who said recently that a couple thousand $$ in Americans' pockets was mere "crumbs" is now taking the entire D caucus to a very nice restaurant on Capitol Hill. https://t.co/r8P8qTm52M
— AshLee Strong (@AshLeeStrong) January 20, 2018
Hi @NancyPelosi Can my @USArmy daughter go? For some reason she's not getting a paycheck and illegals get more support from dems then she does…personally I think its idiotic to hold up military paychecks… The play with high explosives… pic.twitter.com/rIzpJWKkbo
— 🇺🇸Thomas-S Fla🇺🇸 (@thomassfl) January 21, 2018