On Tuesday, the White House complained that Congress was taking too many vacations. Press secretary Sarah Sanders said from the podium that the nation would be "a lot better off if the Senate would stop taking vacations and start staying here until we actually get some real things accomplished."
But either lawmakers weren't listening or they just don't care what the Trump White House has to say. On Wednesday, the House voted to cancel Friday votes and skip town Thursday afternoon to get a head start on their next weeklong vacation.
THE HOUSE just canceled votes Friday. Out by tomorrow afternoon. WH complained Congress was off too much. They did whatever they wanted.— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) October 11, 2017
They leave their legislative work behind them for district workweeks filled with constituent assemblies, town halls, campaign meetings, and fundraisers. Clearly, all of that isn't frivolous. Obviously, though, none of that is more important than delivering on the reforms they've been promising for the better part of a decade.
Philip Wegmann is a commentary writer for the Washington Examiner.