Nancy Pelosi Ripped After Taking House Democrats out for Exclusive Dinner Party as Troops Pay Price for #SchumerShutdown

According to media reports, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) invited the 192 Democrat Members of the House of Representatives out to dinner at a fancy Italian restaurant in Washington, D.C. Saturday during the first day of the government shutdown.

Politico’s Jake Sherman was first to report on Pelosi’s dinner.

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”

Acqua Al 2, located blocks from the Capitol, describes itself as “an authentic Italian restaurant located in the heart of the historic Eastern Market in Washington, DC.” The menu is not cheap and not the most expensive either for D.C., but dinner for two would put a hurt on a working couples’ budget with dinner entrees running from $18 to $39, not including drinks, appetizers and dessert.

Military families blasted Pelosi for living it up while soldiers are going without due to the shutdown.

“Hi @NancyPelosi Can my @USArmy daughter go? For some reason she’s not getting a paycheck and illegals get more support from dems then she does…personally I think its idiotic to hold up military paychecks… The play with high explosives…”

https://twitter.com/thomassfl/status/954875302211186688

“Wow. My Son in the military gets screwed and she celebrating? What has this country coming to?”

“My son (deployed in Middle East) and daughter are both serving our Country, with honor, without pay… enjoy your dinner…”

https://twitter.com/tomhayes83/status/954900788739915776

White Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders also attacked Pelosi, as did Ashlee Strong, National Press Secretary for Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI).

Sanders wrote, “Nancy Pelosi is “very proud” Democrats shut the government down over illegal immigration and is taking Democrats out tonight to celebrate. Nice message to send to the brave men & women of our military and border patrol forced to work without pay during the #DemocraticShutdown”.

Strong wrote, “The person who said recently that a couple thousand $$ in Americans’ pockets was mere “crumbs” is now taking the entire D caucus to a very nice restaurant on Capitol Hill.”

Ryan’s Deputy Press Secretary, Molly Edwards, also chimed in, “Surely this isn’t true. Surely Leader Pelosi isn’t taking her grandstanding caucus to an extremely nice dinner while the government is shut down and most of its employees are furloughed. Right?

Former Trump administration official Dr. Sebastian Gorka commented, “The Left is celebrating. Because they love illegals. And not our military. SHAMEFUL”

Is this the Democrats’ ‘Let them eat cake’ moment?

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