Congressman James Comer is blaming Democrats for the federal government shutdown and is asking that he not be paid his salary until the shutdown is over.
In a statement to media Monday, Comer says “I am appalled that Senate Democrats would allow our troops to risk going without a paycheck and allow funding for the Kentucky Children’s Health Insurance Program to expire, all to force immediate amnesty for illegal immigrants. Our troops and children deserve to be first and deserve better. I call on Senate Democrats to stop holding troops and children hostage and re-open the government.”
Comer wrote the Chief Administrative Officer of the US House of Representatives to demand that his pay be withheld during the federal government shutdown.
He cosponsored proposed legislation that would ensure members of the military and national security employees receive pay during the government shutdown while prohibiting Members of Congress from being paid.