President Donald Trump’s White House counselor Kellyanne Conway took a shot at House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Sunday, calling out the top Democrat for going on a lavish Hawaiian vacation while the president remains in Washington, D.C. in hopes to work out a deal to end the partial government shutdown.
After President Trump canceled his Christmas plans over the shutdown, his acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney announced he would be canceling his New Year’s trip to Mar-a-Lago as well. Meanwhile, Pelosi was spotted soaking up the sun at a luxurious resort after she and other Congressional Democrats left town.
Joining “Fox News Sunday,” Conway tore into Pelosi and other Democrats unwilling to budge on the president’s call to fund the building of a wall along our southern border:
“Nancy Pelosi needs to come back from Hawaii. Less hula, more moola for the [the Department of Homeland Security] and Customs and Border Patrol, funding our border security. They need to come to the table and do their job. A fully functioning democracy demands that both parties come together and that the Congress and the executive branch work together.”
Watch her remarks below:
— FoxNewsSunday (@FoxNewsSunday) December 30, 2018
The stark contrast in Trump and Pelosi’s shutdown plans came to light on Friday when the Free Beacon reported on Pelosi’s expensive vacation on Hawaii’s Big Island at the Fairmont Orchid resort, where rooms range from $899-a-night to $4,899-a-night.
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) December 29, 2018
The president, on the other hand, has remained in our nation’s capital throughout the shutdown. On Saturday, he taunted Democrats, reminding them he’s ready to make a deal on securing our borders whenever they’re ready:
I am in the White House waiting for the Democrats to come on over and make a deal on Border Security. From what I hear, they are spending so much time on Presidential Harassment that they have little time left for things like stopping crime and our military!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 29, 2018
“I am in the White House waiting for the Democrats to come on over and make a deal on Border Security,” he laid it out for Democrats in a tweet.
The drama all began when President Trump put his foot down over signing a short-term spending bill that failed to include $5 billion in funding for the wall. While the House ultimately agreed to meet the president’s request, the Senate was unable to reach an agreement — and the federal government entered a partial shutdown last weekend.