President Trump on Tuesday questioned why Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) continues to receive a salary during a prolonged partial government shutdown, which has left hundreds of thousands of federal workers without pay.
Pelosi’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but her spokesman, Drew Hammill, tweeted in response to Trump that the House has “repeatedly passed bills to re-open government.”
Why is Nancy Pelosi getting paid when people who are working are not?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 15, 2019
The House under Speaker Pelosi has repeatedly passed bills to re-open government. https://t.co/5ihTM0ss2g
— Drew Hammill (@Drew_Hammill) January 15, 2019