Last evening House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had planned to hold a welcome dinner for incoming members of the House of Representatives even while Americans are being advised to avoid gatherings for Thanksgiving:
House Dem and GOP leaders are holding respective dinners for new members.
— Leigh Ann Caldwell (@LACaldwellDC) November 13, 2020
Later, Pelosi’s deputy chief of staff tweeted that it was now a takeout-only affair:
Members-elect are now picking up their boxed meals and departing the Capitol. There is no group dinner. Members-elect are in DC already for orientation. https://t.co/g5XNnA3ky0
— Drew Hammill (@Drew_Hammill) November 14, 2020
Gee, what happened?
After an outcry, Democrats ultimately canceled the US Capitol dinner tonight for newly elected lawmakers. https://t.co/2g4VSz07Fj
— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) November 14, 2020
👏🏻 .@LACaldwellDC for initially flagging this complete hypocrisy.
— Jackie Kucinich (@JFKucinich) November 14, 2020
Gee, why the sudden change of plan?
Ya think?! Band of hypocrites
— Paula Watson (@alfwats09) November 14, 2020
Because they got caught. https://t.co/PX2hnw1Dnf
— Stacey – 1776 & MLK (@ScotsFyre) November 14, 2020
That’s certainly the most likely explanation. Maybe now some can have more time to go to a party with Gavin Newsom.