Sanders Slams Pelosi for Celebrating Shutdown — Reminds Her of Who Isn't Getting Paid

| JAN 21, 2018 | 8:58 PM

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The U.S. government shut down Saturday after Democrats and Republicans could not come together on an agreement over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Democrats came out and aggressively pinned the blame on President Donald Trump and the GOP, while the Republicans claimed the opposite.

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 dinner Saturday night. The group went to dinner at Acqua Al 2, a restaurant on Capitol Hill.

Jake Sherman, a senior writer for Politico, reported the news:

People quickly responded and went after Pelosi:

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.


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