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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.

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