Politico and The Hill together broke a story that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi invited all Democrat representatives to the fancy Italian restaurant “Acqua al 2” for some fine dining on Day #1 of the Schumer Shutdown.
Politico’s Jake Sherman reported that Pelosi would be hosting the dinner at the Italian restaurant, while The Hill’s Scott Wong came across the dinner menu that attendees would be able to choose from, which can all be seen below.
PELOSI hosting a dinner for all House Dems tonight at aqua al 2…..
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) January 20, 2018
On the menu at Pelosi’s dinner at Acqua al 2: cheeses and meats, pasta, lots of wine and for dessert … cheesecake with strawberry drizzle & tiramisu https://t.co/SWDiKUuANL
— Scott Wong (@scottwongDC) January 21, 2018
Following the reports, Pelosi got annihilated for her tasteless decision by Sarah Sanders and many others on Twitter. It was one for the ages.
Sarah Sanders said:
“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
And that was not all. Many others chimed in, including the father of an Army daughter who said:
“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…”
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
Sabastian Gorka had an excellent response and saying, “The Left is celebrating because they love illegals and not our military.”
The Left is celebrating.
Because they love illegals.
And not our military.
— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) January 21, 2018
AshLee Strong said:
“The person who said recently that a couple thousand $$ in Americans’ pockets was mere “crumbs” is now taking the entire D caucus to a very nice restaurant on Capitol Hill.”
The person who said recently that a couple thousand $$ 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
Here are a few other good ones we discovered:
— D.S. (@webroach) January 21, 2018
Is our military invited? I mean, they aren't getting paid, might as well come to @NancyPelosi party. ?how about the CHIP kids? Are they invited to your party Nancy?
— Patty Sprunt (@PattySprunt) 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
You can find many more in the reply section of Jake Sherman’s initial tweet above.
It’s a free country and people can do as they please, but this probably wasn’t a very bright decision on behalf of Nancy Pelosi and sends a very negative signal to those who are affected by the Schumer Shutdown. And her decision has definitely come back to bite Democrats.
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