Menendez spends shutdown partying with lobbyists, ‘Hamilton’ cast in Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump remained in D.C. this weekend as the federal government’s partial shutdown became the longest in U.S. history. The Trumpster indicated his willingness to continue talks over the border wall funding impasse.

At least 30 congressional Democrats demonstrated how disinterested they were in talking by taking off for Puerto Rico along with a small army of lobbyists

Among them? The newly-reelected Bob Menendez (D-N.J.):


Menendez’s vacation didn’t stop the senator (of his staff) from snarking on Twitter:


Menendez overcame an indictment, severe admonition by the U.S. Senate, and a variety of severe accusations to win reelection by a comfortable margin in November over Republican challenger Bob Hugin.

The President, meanwhile, made it clear that Democrats like Menendez were to blame for the current situation: