Stephanie Murphy, a Florida congresswoman and leader of the Blue Dog Caucus, announced that she has refused President Trump’s invite to the White House this afternoon to discuss the shutdown. She says it is because of an organizational meeting of the House Ways and Means Committee, of which Murphy is a member.
The White House meeting was to discuss ending the government shutdown and securing the border.
Yes, you read that right. A top Democrat has refused the call by President Trump to parlay at the White House, end this government shutdown by building the wall, and secure this nation’s border. She says her excuse is an “organizational” meeting. Just this weekend, other Democrat leaders vacationed in Puerto Rico with a legion of lobbyists and socialites, as we entered the third week of the government shutdown.
Murphy married into the Full Sail University fortune and maintains several lavish country club memberships in Central Florida, including the regions most exclusive and expensive Interlachen Country Club, where she famously berated the staff over what she described as a “ghetto” playground in 2018.
Democrats are unwilling to negotiate an end to the shutdown. They continue to put politics over national security.