The following press release just posted on the Facebook page of Senator Ted Cruz states that if Harry Reid (#BlameHarryReidi) forces a government shutdown, Cruz will donate his salary to charity.
WASHINGTON, DC -- Today U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) announced his intention to donate his salary to charity for each day Majority Leader Harry Reid forces a government shutdown:
‘Harry Reid should not force a government shutdown. I hope that Reid stops refusing to negotiate and works with the House to avoid a government shutdown, and, at the same time, prevent the enormous harms that Obamacare is inflicting on the American people.
‘If, however, Harry Reid forces a government shutdown, I intend to donate my salary to charity for each day the government is shut down. Elected leaders should not be treated better than the American people, which is precisely why hardworking Americans deserve the same Obamacare exception that President Obama has already granted Members of Congress.’The following video is of Senator Cruz a few hours ago on CNN’s Situation Room with that jackrabbit, Wolf Blitzer.