Nancy Pelosi, the next speaker of the House of Representatives, is reportedly spending the government shutdown at a Hawaiian resort.
A person answering the media contact number for Pelosi's office identified herself as "press desk." When asked about the vacation, she told the Washington Examiner: "I'm not allowed to talk about that." She said she would pass on a message on to the deputy chief of staff, Drew Hammill, who did not respond.
According to the Washington Free Beacon, the California Democrat was seen Thursday at the Fairmont Orchid resort, which features accommodations up to almost $5,000 a night.