You can't make this up!
From The Washington Examiner:
Some 30 Democratic lawmakers left the government shutdown behind Friday on a chartered flight to Puerto Rico for a winter retreat with 109 lobbyists and corporate executives during which they planned to see the hit Broadway show “Hamilton” and attend three parties including one with the show’s cast.
The weekend is packed with free time for the members and their families on the trip.
“We are excited for you to join us for CHC BOLD PAC’s 2019 Winter Retreat in San Juan, Puerto Rico! Each year, this retreat serves as a way for our CHC BOLD PAC Members and friends in the D.C. community to come together to escape the cold and discuss our shared priorities for a stronger and more prosperous country,” said a memo on the trip.
So, while the federal workers are going without pay and the President waits in the Oval Office for Dems to show up and cut a deal, Democrats are partying in Hurricane damaged Puerto Rico? Wait there's more:
Some 109 lobbyists and corporate executives are named in the memo, a rate of 3.6 lobbyists for every member. They include those from several big K Street firms, R.J. Reynolds, Facebook, Comcast, Amazon, PhRMA, Microsoft, Intel, Verizon, and unions like the National Education Association.
Are you serious? Wait... there is more!
The cast of Hamilton is performing for the Democrats!!!! The party with the cast is sponsored by Latino Victory, a Democratic political action committee.
If the Republican Party EVER did anything like this... If it were not for double standards Democrats and the media would have no standards at all!