While more than a dozen lawmakers have voluntarily declined their paychecks during the ongoing federal government shutdown, Representative Gerry Connolly (D-VA) decided against the gesture because it “would be a distraction.” Accordingly, Connolly will be collecting his paycheck even while members of our military and civilian federal employees will not be receiving theirs, all while joining in on the violin playing by the Democrats in solidarity with government employees. The real distraction here is that the Democrats are playing coy by ignoring that our Swiss cheese border is being overrun by criminal aliens for lack of a wall.
Here’s more from PJ Media…
WASHINGTON – One Democratic congressman told PJM he’s not joining other members of Congress in declining a paycheck during the government shutdown because it would be a “distraction” if lawmakers weren’t paid, as well.
So far, more than a dozen lawmakers have voluntarily declined their paychecks due to the ongoing shutdown. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) has reintroduced the No Budget No Pay Act and announced that he would send his payment to the U.S. Treasury until the government reopens.
“I will not accept any pay during any government shutdown. I am not delaying my pay; I am sending it back to the United States Treasury. And I am urging all my colleagues, both Republican and Democrat, to do the same. Let’s send a message to the extreme partisans on both sides: do your job or don’t get paid,” Fitzpatrick said in a recent statement.