GOP,  Harry Reid

GOP House Freshmen Tell Harry Reid: “It’s Time to Pass a Bill”

Laying down the gauntlet, they are – says Yoda.

Just as GOP leaders prepare a “Government Shutdown Prevention Act” as a way to pressure Senate Democrats into passing long-term spending bill, a group of freshman members have sent a strongly worded letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) announcing that they will “rally on the Senate steps every day until you pass a long-term Continuing Resolution.” The letter was authored by Rep. Rick Crawford (R., Ark.) and has so far been signed by 30 members of the freshman class.

“Make no mistake,” the letter admonishes Reid. “Any government shutdown is the result of your lack of leadership.”

“Mr. Reid, it’s time to pass a bill,” they conclude, before signing off in telling fashion: “Bound together and determined.”

The full text of the letter is here.