While everyone else in the world is throwing blame around about who is responsible for the #SchumerShutdown (obviously, you know where we come down on this), there are two Colorado legislators who deserve a high five. Republican Reps. Mike Coffman and Doug Lamborn instructed the U.S. House Chief Administration Officer that they would like him to withhold their paychecks until the Shutdown Showdown, which ended today, was over since government workers, namely the U.S. Military, will not receive paychecks.
Rep. Lamborn tweeted out this message with a copy of his letter to the CAO:
“The first thing on my mind when
@SenateDems shut down the government: the brave service members and the CHIP kids who this hurts most. If they don’t get what they need, then I cannot in good conscience accept my paycheck.”
Rep. Coffman took it a step further. In addition to not taking his paycheck, he also put out a statement saying he would donate his paycheck to the Fallen Officer Fund in memory of Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy Zack Parrish. Here’s Coffman’s statement:
“Even though it’s current law, I don’t agree that Members of Congress must receive pay during a government shutdown – This as our men and women in uniform both at home and abroad, don’t receive thiers. Thus, for every day the government is ‘shut down,’ I will donate my salary to the Fallen Officer Fund in honor of Deputy Zackari Parrish and all those whom have fallen in the line of duty.”
Good for Lamborn and Coffman. They make Colorado proud.