The far left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez suggested that lawmakers shouldn’t take pay during a government shutdown but it was just talk. Republican Congressman Dan Crenshaw of Texas is actually doing it.
The Daily Wire reports:
Republican Dan Crenshaw Makes Widely-Praised Announcement About His Pay During Government Shutdown
Freshly sworn-in Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw is not just talking the talk, but walking the walk. The popular Texas congressman announced Thursday that he will not be taking a paycheck until the security at the southern border is properly funded and the government shutdown ends.
“I cannot in good conscience get paid while federal employees’ financial futures hang in the balance because of this partial government shutdown,” wrote Crenshaw on Twitter. “I’ve asked the Chief Administrative Officer to withhold my pay until we have come to an agreement to adequately fund border security.”…
Since his paycheck announcement, Crenshaw has reiterated on Twitter that the “best solution is still reopening government with adequate funding for border.” In a subsequent tweet, Crenshaw wrote, “Dems won’t negotiate even one dollar, and they are holding federal workers hostage as a result.”…
Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL now representing Texas’ 2nd Congressional District, lost his eye in an IED explosion during his third deployment in Afghanistan.
See his tweet below:
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
This guy is awesome.