While refusing to work with President Donald Trump to find a compromise on border security, which resulted in the government shutdown, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is vacationing at a luxurious Hawaiian resort, a tradition for the wealthy Pelosi.
What are the details?
Despite placing blame for the government shutdown solely on Trump and Republicans, Pelosi — who will likely succeed Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as Speaker of the House — was spotted at the Fairmont Orchid resort this week, the Washington Free Beacon reported.
Accommodations at the luxurious resort range from $899-per-night for standard rooms to $4,899-per-night for the presidential suite.
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The resort, on Hawaii's Big Island, features a golf course, six restaurants, and a 10,000-square-foot oceanfront pool. It also features a "Spa Without Walls," where the 110-minute Ali'i Royal Experience is available for $369 and a 50-minute couples massage runs $549, according to the spa menu. While at the spa, guests can snack on a gluten-free grilled prawn summer roll for $19.
Fox News further confirmed that Pelosi was seen at the resort on Friday. Shockingly, Pelosi's office did not return multiple requests for comment.
Why does this matter?
Pelosi's vacation comes as she continues to blame Trump for the government shutdown. In an interview with USA Today before Christmas, Pelosi accused Trump of using "scare tactics" to build support for the border wall. She also claimed Trump is "being a fear monger."
Additionally, Pelosi's office has continued to release statements pinning blame for the shutdown on Trump's shoulders.
"Democrats have offered Republicans three options to re-open government that all include funding for strong, sensible, and effective border security – but not the President's immoral, ineffective and expensive wall. With the House Majority, Democrats will act swiftly to end the Trump Shutdown, and will fight for a strategic, robust national security policy, including strong and smart border security, and strong support for our servicemembers and veterans," Drew Hammill, Pelosi's deputy chief of staff, said Friday, according to Fox News.
Meanwhile, Trump cancelled plans to spend Christmas and the New Year with his family at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. Instead, Trump has been working to end the shutdown, though he maintains he will not sign a spending bill that excludes funding for a border wall.