After being in office for a week now, Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) posted on his official Twitter account that he has asked the chief administrative officer for the House of Representatives to withhold his pay while the partial government shutdown drags on.
I cannot in good conscience get paid while federal employees’ financial futures hang in the balance because of this partial government shutdown. I’ve asked the Chief Administrative Officer to withhold my pay until we have come to an agreement to adequately fund border security. pic.twitter.com/2g37vAAtx2— Rep. Dan Crenshaw (@RepDanCrenshaw) January 10, 2019
The Navy SEAL veteran has voiced his support for funding to go towards a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, which the debate over caused the government to run out of funding in December of 2018.
He maintains a wall is part of the solution to the problem of illegal immigration.
2) The problem must be solved in a multi-faceted way. Physical barriers are a necessary part of that solution. Just ask the migrant caravan when they arrived in Tijuana, where the wall prevented them from overrunning our border agents. Walls mitigate movement. Period.— Rep. Dan Crenshaw (@RepDanCrenshaw) January 9, 2019
4) A wall in one location frees up manpower resources in another. This is important when understanding why we are okay with building in some areas and waiting on others.— Rep. Dan Crenshaw (@RepDanCrenshaw) January 9, 2019
“Dismissing a wall or fence as an ‘ineffective’ or ‘4th century’ solution is an attempt to undermine the plan without providing any logical reasoning,” Crenshaw concluded. “Don’t succumb to lazy arguments. Let’s think this through, and reopen the government with adequate funding for border security.”