Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Congress

GOP Rep Dan Crenshaw says he can’t accept pay during shutdown ‘in good conscience’


Freshman GOP Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas is refusing to take a paycheck as long as a portion of the government remains shut down because he can’t accept one “in good conscience.”

In a letter to the congressional paymaster, the Navy SEAL hero said it was a matter of integrity to him to refuse a paycheck until federal workers furloughed by the Democrat-induced shut down were back to work.

“I cannot in good conscience get paid while federal employees’ financial futures hang in the balance because of this partial government shutdown,” he tweeted.

“I’ve asked the Chief Administrative Officer to withhold my pay until we have come to an agreement to adequately fund border security.”

The letter reads, in part:

“I am writing to request that my pay be withheld during this partial government shutdown until an appropriations agreement has taken effect.




“Our national security is at stake, operating with both weak borders and weakened federal infrastructure. Many of my constituents are fellow public servants affected by the shutdown, and I cannot receive a paycheck while they go without.”

His decision was well-received on social media.

Never miss a story! Sign up for our daily email newsletter — Click here!


js.src = "http://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&appId=1443946719181573&version=v2.12"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));


Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

Uncategorized

In a move seen as an official signal that she is entering the 2020 contest for president, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Monday sent...

Reporter Busts Soldiers in Germany Holding Trump Hats, Trump Flag While Waiting to Meet President by Kristinn Taylor December 26, 2018 The media are...

Uncategorized

FLASHBACK: Barack Obama Signed Obama Pictures for Troops in Afghanistan, Kuwait and at US Bases — MEDIA SAID NOTHING! President Trump and First Lady...

Uncategorized

In case after infuriating case, the Free Thought Project has reported on instances of horrifying rights violations all stemming from a police officer claiming...