Yesterday, from Representative Vicky Hartzler (r), via Twitter:
Rep. Vicky Hartzler @RepHartzler
In wake of the partial government shutdown, today I requested that the House Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) withhold my Congressional pay “until an appropriation agreement to fund the entire government has taken effect.” The CAO has granted my request.
5:41 PM – 9 Jan 2019 from Washington, DC
Uh, what about the people that don’t have the assets that you have?
Some of the responses on Twitter:
You can now hold a garage sale or walk dogs if you need extra money.
Well thank goodness you are still receiving farm subsidies from the Feds or you might go broke, eh?
Maybe you should offer thoughts and prayers to fix the border. Isn’t that your solution to mass gun shootings?
Is your pay being diverted to less fortunate public servants who can’t voluntarily give up their income without health and security consequences for their families?
Not according to the letter.
Wow, how noble. /s
Honestly, it’s insulting you think this means anything. You have privilege of being ABLE to go without this paycheck. The 800,000 or so workers you’re holding hostage may not have that good fortune. This shutdown threatens to do more harm than any open border.
Wow, you are a true American hero. /s
Bless your heart
You think that last one was a southernism?
Are we supposed to applaud you for this? You volunteered to give up part of your income after you decided to hold other people’s income hostage on behalf of a terrible and ineffective campaign promise.
that any clinic performing abortions will NOT RECEIVE FED FUNDING! THAT HAS TO BE IN WRITING or PPH will circumvent the law and continue to receive Fed money for abortions. PLEASE make sure your bill contains this exception:
ABORTIONS=NO FED FUNDS.Looking forward to following you
Someone has obvious difficulty focusing. Bless their heart.
It’s a grandstanding empty gesture
must be nice to make that choice while others have none, what a showboat you are
You’re a fraud.
You are complicit.
Sure am glad you’re grandstanding instead of doing something useful.
The government is shut down because the guy you voted for and you support said Mexico was paying for the wall. Show me the pesos!! #fraudVicky#fraudTrump
Meanwhile, the House has been passing bills to send to the Senate to open government. Representative Hartzler (r) voted no:
FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 23
H R 267 YEA-AND-NAY 10-Jan-2019 4:15 PM
QUESTION: On Passage
BILL TITLE: Making appropriations for the Department of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes
—- YEAS 244 — [including 12 Republicans]
—- NAYS 180 —
FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 25
H R 265 YEA-AND-NAY 10-Jan-2019 4:32 PM
QUESTION: On Passage
BILL TITLE: Making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes
— YEAS 243 — [including 10 Republicans]
—- NAYS 183 —
Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r): all in on Donald Trump’s (r) wall (December 19, 2018)
Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r): doubling down on Donald Trump’s wall (December 21, 2018)
Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r): Speech, speech! (January 8, 2019)
Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r): Clap louder! (January 9, 2019)