Finally. A lawmaker who puts his money where his mouth is.
GOP Rep. Dan Crenshaw is refusing his congressional salary until the shutdown is over.
I cannot in good conscience get paid while federal employees’ financial futures hang in the balance because of this partial government shutdown. I’ve asked the Chief Administrative Officer to withhold my pay until we have come to an agreement to adequately fund border security. pic.twitter.com/2g37vAAtx2
— Rep. Dan Crenshaw (@RepDanCrenshaw) January 10, 2019
Here’s a better look at his letter:
Walking the walk. That’s what it looks like.
You’re a man of superb character Dan; the country is fortunate to have you serving.
— Gary Mitchell (@wb9tpg) January 10, 2019
Well done pic.twitter.com/evVY9bfAj3
— Rockman 👻 (@rockman_2) January 10, 2019
— Richard Wood (@woodfmo) January 10, 2019
This is servant leadership. *This* is character. Thank you, sir.
— 🌵🌺Natalie Zeiler🌺🌵 (@JavaNat) January 10, 2019
I hope others follow your lead good sir
— E. Dowling (@Dowling841) January 10, 2019
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez– care to comment? Do you have anything you’d like to tell us? Are you going to join your colleagues? After all, there are others who are doing the same. At least 64 members of Congress are refusing to take their salaries. You can find the complete list here.
*This post has been updated*