On Friday night the United States government was officially shut down after Democrats and Republicans were unable to reach an agreement on government funding.
Almost immediately, Democrats and media accused President Trump, calling it the “Trump Shutdown.”
And during the shutdown, members of Congress will continue to get paid while members of the military and some first responders will not.
That didn’t stop House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) from inviting House Democrats to an exclusive dinner Saturday night. Pelosi invited the 192 Democrat Members of the House of Representatives out to dinner at a fancy Italian restaurant in Washington, D.C. during the first day of the government shutdown.
Jake Sherman, a senior writer for Politico, reported the news:
The Hill’s Scott Wong reported the menu, “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”
Almost immidiately, military families blasted Pelosi for living it up while soldiers are going without due to the shutdown.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders saw the news and slammed Pelosi. “Nice message to send to the brave men & women of our military and border patrol forced to work without pay during the #DemocraticShutdown,” Sanders tweeted.