When things get serious, you can always count on Democrats to put the best interest of the country ahead of everything.
Just kidding. Instead, when the chips are down, you can expect Democrats to pull stunts — pointless, crude and childish.
That's just what two California Democrats did on Wednesday, making a show of bringing boxes of garbage collected at a national park during the government shutdown, which began December 22.
Reps. Jackie Speier and Jared Huffman went out to Golden Gate National Recreation Area on Saturday and helped volunteers pick up trash. On Wednesday, the two House members brought the garbage to the White House to deliver what they called a “reality check."
“Let it never be said that I didn’t give anything to Donald Trump,” Huffman said, according to the Associated Press. “Today I’m bringing boxes of trash from that rainy Saturday in San Francisco to provide a reality check to the president, so that he understands that his political stunt in shutting down the government over the border wall has real world consequences.”
The lawmakers did, however, admit their delivery of garbage was a stunt, but Speier said the nation's parks are suffering “a real security problem” that is “artificially contrived by the president.”
“He is turning us into a third-world country,” she said.
Said Huffman: "Because Trump is ignoring the consequences of his ridiculous #shutdown, @RepSpeier & I are taking garbage we picked up at our national parks and delivering it to the White House. Our message is simple: @realdonaldtrump, open the gov."