Update: President has conceded an end to the government shutdown. Announces he will meet with bipartisan lawmakers to discuss options for border wall.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her fellow Democrats continue to refuse any proposal to end the government shutdown. This resulted in Pelosi putting the House yet again in recess, while 800,000 Americans struggle to meet their daily needs.
However, Republican congressman Lee Zeldin is calling her out for the move and may have stumbled onto a big factor in the fight.
“Unbelievable. @SpeakerPelosi just canceled session for Friday & is putting the House in recess from tomorrow morning until Monday evening. Stop leaving DC! Sit down, negotiate & compromise. Get in a room & let’s do our jobs. Stop sending Members home so much,” Zeldin challenged on Twitter.
Zeldin’s words have pointed out a potentially disturbing trend surrounding the shutdown, Democrats are essentially getting numerous paid vacations.
Every time Pelosi calls for a recess, members of the House are given license to just give up on negotiations and take a breather. Without having gotten anything done to begin with.
Could Pelosi be furthering the shutdown just to spend more time on the beach?