(Washington Examiner) Congressional Democrats are refusing to respond to inquiries about their holiday whereabouts amid jeers from President Trump that "they chose Hawaii over Washington" during the ongoing partial government shutdown.
Trump worked Wednesday to shift blame for the nearly two-week shutdown, noting that he stayed in Washington during the Christmas and New Year's holidays while top Democrats left town, including incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who reportedly visited Hawaii.
"I was lonely over the weekend. I was in Washington hoping that we'd see a little action, that I'd get a call and say, 'Let's get together and let's work hard.' But they chose Hawaii over Washington," Trump said during a Cabinet meeting at the White House Wednesday.
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"I was here on Christmas evening. I was all by myself in the White House," Trump added. "I was hoping that maybe somebody would come back and negotiate, but they didn't do that."