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Old 01-16-2019, 08:06 PM
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Angry 30 Democrats from 38 Member Hispanic Caucus Are on Tropical Retreat in Puerto Rico

LIST: 30 Democrats from 38 Member Hispanic Caucus Are on Tropical Retreat in Puerto Rico as Shutdown Continues

by Jim Hoft January 13, 2019

Thirty Congressional Democrats are currently in Puerto Rico on a winter retreat as the government shutdown goes into its 4th week.

President Trump is working around the clock during the government shutdown trying to negotiate with Pelosi and Schumer to secure border wall funding.

The Democrats however, are partying at a beach resort in Puerto Rico on day 22 of the government shutdown.

This is the longest government shutdown in US history because Pelosi and Schumer refuse to compromise on a border wall — a wall they were in favor of only a few years back.

The Democrats don’t care about the 800,000 federal workers who are currently not receiving a paycheck.

Democrat Senator Bob Menendez was spotted hanging out with a bikini-clad “colleague” on the beach in Puerto Rico three weeks into the shutdown without a care in the world.

The Hispanic Caucus of liberal Democrats is holding their retreat at a posh tropical resort while American government workers are suffering.

Fox News producer David McAlpine tweeted:

Spotted: Sen. Bob Menendez on the beach at a resort in Puerto Rico on Day 22 of the partial government shutdown. Reports say dozens of Dems are in PR for the CHC BOLD PAC winter retreat — including meetings on Maria cleanup, and a party with PR’s “Hamilton” cast.

— David McAlpine (@DavidMcAlpine) January 12, 2019

The event is taking place in a seaside resort where rooms go for $429 a night. Food is being provided.

30 of the Congressional members made the trip.

Here is a list of the 38 Hispanic Caucus members — All Democrats:

Chair: Joaquín Castro (TX-20) (D)[5] 1st Vice Chair Ruben Gallego (AZ-7) (D)
2nd Vice Chair Nanette Barragán (CA-44) (D)
Whip Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) (D)
Freshman Representative Veronica Escobar (TX-16) (D)

Other membership

Raúl Grijalva (AZ-03) (D)

Jim Costa (CA-16) (D)
Salud Carbajal (CA-24) (D)
Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) (D)
Grace Napolitano (CA-32) (D)
Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) (D)
Norma Torres (CA-35) (D)
Raul Ruiz (CA-36) (D)
Linda Sánchez (CA-38) (D)
Gil Cisneros (CA-39) (D)
Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) (D)
Lou Correa (CA-46) (D)
Mike Levin (CA-49) (D)
Juan Vargas (CA-51) (D)

Darren Soto (FL-9) (D)
Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26) (D)
Michael San Nicolas (Guam-At large)

Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) (D)

Lori Trahan (MA-3) (D)

Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (Nevada) (D) — IS NOT ON THE RETREAT! SHE IS IN NEVADA.

New Jersey:
Albio Sires (NJ-8) (D)
Senator Bob Menéndez (New Jersey) (D)

New Mexico:
Xochitl Torres Small (NM-2) (D)
Ben Ray Luján (NM-3) (D)

New York:
Nydia Velázquez (NY-7) (D)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14) (D)
José Serrano (NY-15) (D)

Northern Mariana Islands:
Gregorio Sablan (MP-At large) (D)

Vicente González (TX-15) (D)
Henry Cuellar (TX-28) (D)
Sylvia Garcia (TX-29) (D)
Filemon Vela, Jr. (TX-34) (D)

Sean Spicer made a good point:

if 30 @GOP members of Congress were hanging at the beach during a partial shutdown with lobbyists the media would be going nuts — aside from the @dcexaminer the MSM has been silent and complict

— Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) January 12, 2019
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