Representative David Schweikert (R-AZ) told supporters in an email that Democrats are shamelessly using the shutdown to fund-raise for the 2014 election cycle, decrying the “fact” that they would stoop so low as to “politicize” such a terrible event.
He went on to claim that they have been gathering emails at an alarming rate, saying that in one 4-hour period, they were able to collect 27,000 email addresses to be used in online fund raising activities. A search of the internet came up empty of any evidence that this is true. The only mention of this number anywhere is in reference to Schweikert’s own email.
While expressing his dismay that the Democrats would do this when the nation is at risk, the Representative is using it to solicit donations himself. Can anyone say hypocrisy?
His own email on the subject can be seen. (Click on the image to enlarge it.)