The government shutdown didn’t stop House Democrats from gathering for an exclusive dinner party.
On the first day of the Schumer Shutdown, California Democrat House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi invited 192 of her Democrat House colleagues to dinner in Washington, D.C.
White House Press Secretary Sara Huckabee Sanders criticized Pelosi and fellow Democrats for celebrating shutting down the government over illegal immigration.
Sanders also stated it’s a “nice message” to send to the men and women in the military and on border patrol as they work without pay.
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
— Stephanie Grisham (@PressSec) January 21, 2018
One outraged military father Tweeted Pelosi asking if his military daughter could go to the dinner:
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