At a press conference in front of the U.S. Capitol building Monday, Democratic leaders accused President Donald Trump of being “the swamp.”
“Instead of delivering on his promise to ‘drain the swamp,’ President Trump has become the swamp,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said.
Pelosi went on to declare that Republicans are “beholden” to corporate interests and hold a “donor-first agenda.” Pelosi told the small audience gathered that Democrats offer a “people-first agenda” that is “restoring the confidence of the American people in our government.”
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer took the stage soon after, saying, “Democrats welcomed Trump’s promise to drain the swamp,” before saying that he is disappointed that “President Trump has embraced the swamp.” Schumer went on to call Trump’s cabinet “the swamp cabinet,” saying, “The swamp has never been so foul.”
Pelosi and Schumer would remember. (RELATED: Nancy Pelosi Defends Violent MS-13 Gang Members In Response To Trump, Says They’re Not Animals)
Nancy Pelosi has been serving Congress since 1987. That’s a total of 31 years. Schumer was first elected to statewide office as a state assemblyman in New York in 1975. He was elected to Congress in 1980 and the U.S. Senate in 1999. That is a total of 43 years in public office.
Combined, Pelosi and Schumer have served 74 years in public office.
That is more years that President Trump has been alive (71 years).