Stuffing Finger Foods at a Campaign Fundraiser, Congressman Wittman Gives Finger to Virginia’s First Congressional District

Stuffing Finger Foods at a Campaign Fundraiser, Congressman Wittman Gives Finger to Virginia’s First Congressional District

For Immediate Release

October 12, 2013

Contact: Marc Broklawski

Stuffing Finger Foods at a Campaign Fundraiser, Congressman Wittman Gives Finger to Virginia’s First Congressional District

As Federal employees and contractors across the regions saw their salaries reduced on Friday, Congressman Wittman was busy raising money for Delegate Mark Cole at Bravo! restaurant in Spotsylvania, Virginia.

Marc Broklawski, the Chair of Virginia’s First Congressional District Democratic Committee, said, “Last night, Congressman Wittman was out stuffing finger foods with Delegate Cole at a campaign fundraiser, instead of staying up in DC working to get the federal government reopened. On the day when our friends and neighbors are getting their last paycheck for the foreseeable future, they’re getting the proverbial finger from our Congressman who refuses to take the necessary steps to end the Republican shutdown.”

Citing widespread financial suffering of families throughout the region as the federal government remains shuttered, Broklawski continued, “There are federal workers and contractors in our district who are now wondering how they are going to keep food on the table and gas in the car. Congressman Wittman seems set on continuing down this reckless path and it’s just appalling that he’s going to political fundraisers at time when so many people are suffering as a result of his lack of leadership.”

“Congressman Wittman needs to put First District families first and end the Republican shutdown today,” said Broklawski. “Stand up to his Republican party puppetmasters for once and stand up for the people in our district.”

The First Congressional District runs from Fauquier and Prince William to Newport News, with tens of thousands of residents dependent on the federal government for jobs and services.

Background

Halved paychecks force the furloughed to slash expenses and take loans, second jobs

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