JOHNSTOWN, Colo. – The clock is ticking. At 12:00 AM Sunday, October 1, our federal government will shut down if a deal isn’t made, meaning many Colorado families will face a heightened level of uncertainty in their day-to-day lives.
Social Security checks won’t be sent to Colorado seniors, our servicemen and women who call the 8th District home will not be paid, national guardsmen will be furloughed, and the lines of communication between our farmers and USDA during harvest will be non-existent.
For Scott James, Republican candidate for Colorado’s 8th Congressional District, if Coloradan’s aren’t getting paid, then neither should Congresswoman Yadira Caraveo.
“I’m calling on Yadira Caraveo to forgo her salary as a Congresswoman if a shutdown of our government takes place because she, and her colleagues on both sides of the aisle, have failed to do what Colorado families in the small towns of 8th District do every day: create and maintain a budget,” James said in a statement. “Sadly, the dysfunction of Washington puts political games ahead of the well-being of Americans. I’m running to bring small town sensibilities to Congress so we can fix our border, curb our spending, and work for Colorado families.”
Will Caraveo do the right thing and forgo her salary in the event of a government shutdown? Only time will tell…