The Great Congressional Disconnect: While Furloughed Federal Workers Suffer, Rep. Rob Wittman Lives it Up at a Lavish Funder

The Great Congressional Disconnect:  While Furloughed Federal Workers Suffer, Rep. Rob Wittman Lives it Up at a Lavish Funder

For Immediate Release

October 14, 2013

Contact: Marc Broklawski

The Great Congressional Disconnect:  While Furloughed Federal Workers Suffer, Rep. Rob Wittman Lives it Up at a Lavish Funder  

This weekend, across Virginia’s First Congressional District, a steady rain fell from gray skies as furloughed workers gathered in their kitchens for the grim business of deciding which bills they could delay paying and how to keep food on the table and gas in the car.

At the same time, their Republican Congressman Rob Wittman was focused on champagne wishes and caviar dreams as he enjoyed himself at a fancy fundraiser for Stafford County School Board Tea Party candidate Eric Herr. Mr. Herr also happens to be Congressman Wittman’s Republican Congressional District Committee chairman.

“The contrast could not be more extreme or insulting,” said Marc Broklawski, the Chair of Virginia’s First Congressional District Democratic Committee. “News reports confirm what we already know: Virginia leads the nation in negative financial impact from the Federal shutdown. Hundreds of thousands of our furloughed Federal employees and government contractors have endured 14 days with no pay. Meantime, Congressman Wittman still collects his paycheck yet uses his limited time in Congress — not to pass a clean CR and ensure the United States will honor its debts — but to hobnob at partisan political fundraisers with the rich and infamous.”

“While worried Virginia families suffer, Congressman Wittman avoids their frantic phone calls and refuses to fund the entire government and honor our nation’s debts — but he’s still found time to attend three parties in three days.”

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