Wasserman Schultz: I’ll continue to take salary during shutdown

wasserman-schultzDemocratic National Committee Chairwoman and U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz indicated she will not be following the lead of many of her colleagues by giving their salary to charity during the government shutdown.

The Democrat from Florida admitted after a bit of dodging the subject that she intends to continue accepting her pay, according to Talking Points Memo.

When MSNBC’s Chuck Todd posed the question to her, she was at first a bit evasive, before confirming, “Yes, I’m gonna continue to take my salary.”

But she still managed to find a way to turn it into a noble gesture.

“Because I support everybody who works for the federal government getting a salary, I continue to support reopening the government, making sure that everybody who is doing a job in the federal government can earn their salary and so that’s my position,” Wasserman Schultz said.

Ted Cruz, the junior senator fromTexas who has firm tea party backing, said he will join many other lawmakers in donating his salary to charity for each day the government is shut down during the standoff in Congress over federal funding and President Obama’s health care plan.

“Harry Reid should not force a government shutdown,” he said, according to Fox News. “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.”

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  • gwlzboy

    My understanding is the DNC is close to being bankrupt, that is understandable with her at the helm!

    • DARPatriot

      They are $18+ Million in debt.

      • Me

        That goes along so well with the US being 17T in debt!

      • Nancy

        they will get money from saudi arabia look what obama got away with didnt keep a list and no one knows where they came form

        • Paranormal Skeptic

          That’s courtesy of Citizens United! Thanks conservatives for making money laundering a part of the election process.

    • Jean Nelson

      Yep apparently the DNC, like half of Obama’s staff don’t bother to pay taxes or debts.

  • John Craig

    I feel sorry for her, obviously hasn’t invested her high salary for sitting on her butt all of these years, so has to take her salary to be able to party every night!

    • Eric

      I dont feel sorry for the nasty thing.

  • linreis

    hey, you think that hair and those looks come cheap?

    • PhylBoyse

      but her hair is nothing, looks mostly like she hasn’t combed it for weeks. And she is NOT pretty or even good looking. Many people when they have such arrogant narcissistic attitude makes your looks not good.

      • linreis

        totally agree with you PhylBoyse. I was being sarcastic! this woman is everything you describe…

    • William T. Young

      As Dolly Parton once told a tv show host “It takes a lot of money to look this cheap”

      • CRITman

        Saw Dolly at a show in Texas in the mid 90′s. She is a true entertainer, not like so many other “singers” today. She used that line and the crowd just roared!

  • PhylBoyse

    That’s because you are a leech, just like the rest of the dumocraps. But just remember “what goes around, comes around”, and you all will get your just desserts.

  • Brandon Johns

    It takes a lot of money to make yourself look like Dee Snider from Twisted Sister.

  • ConservativeSenior

    She’s been so quiet lately, I thought she was finally committed.

  • Jean Nelson

    Sorry to say she is from my state but she doesn’t represent me. There ids nothing good and honorable going on here. Just another classless liberal.

  • Imjstsayn44

    She needs her salary to do something with that hair of hers!!!

  • Dave Greenlee

    I work for the Gov’t and I’m not receiving a paycheck…so why in the hell are you getting yours…I guarantee, my job is way more important than yours….

  • Me

    Of course she will the little tramp!