September 30, 2013

Hawaii's congressional delegation reacts angrily to shutdown

Hawaii's congressional delegation reacted angrily to the partial government shutdown that took effect at midnight in Washington, placing the blame squarely on House Republicans for refusing to compromise.

"Republicans accomplished two things tonight, both bad," said U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono said in a statement. "They have manufactured a crisis over Obamacare and shut down the government. And they have shown to the American people how far they are willing to go with their anti-compromise ideology, taking paychecks away from thousands of workers, families and businesses in Hawaii and millions more across the country.

"The country is being held hostage by a few dozen hardliners in the House who seem to be incapable of compromise," Hirono said. "This is sad and frankly stupid considering the many other challenges our country faces."

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Source: Honolulu Star-Advertiser