California congresswoman and likely Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi defended her tropical vacation during the government shutdown this week; saying her Christmas trip was appropriate because Hawaii is technically a part of the United States.
Pelosi was speaking with NBC News when she was asked to comment on President Trump’s “swipe” about her taking a lavish holiday trip while thousands of federal workers went without pay throughout the country.
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“I observed the Christmas holiday for a few days… and in fact cut in half the time I would have had with my family. It’s totally unimportant. The fact is we all stood ready and told our members we have 24 hours’ notice to be where we need to be,” said Pelosi.
“The President may not know this, but Hawaii is part of the United States of America. Maybe he doesn’t realize that,” she added.