Letter: Brody McCray, Leesburg

Editor: My wife and I are both furloughed federal workers and we recently spent one of our down days in DC seeking answers. It was supposed to be our payday, but instead we both received paychecks of $0.00 and were bummed out as I can imagine many members of your readership are, too.

We made a visit to the newly elected Congresswoman of the 10th District of Virginia who was in her second week on the job. Rep. Wexton’s office was a beehive of activity. There were young staffers in every nook and cranny answering phone call after phone call from worried constituents as we waited. Meanwhile, lamps and tables and boxes of paperwork were being delivered and stacked up all over the place. Everyone was dealing with the chaos with smiles and utter professionalism.

When Congresswoman Wexton returned to the office, she immediately met with us in her office that was barely furnished, with bare shelves and without a picture on any wall. She listened intently, explained possible paths forward, and vowed to help. We left feeling optimistic.

Over the next few days, we saw Rep. Wexton on national television several times delivering a strong message to end the shutdown. I was extremely happy to see the new congresswoman step up for her constituents in such a way immediately upon taking office. It is a tough position for her to inherit and I give her the upmost respect. I am confident she will serve us well.

Brody McCray, Leesburg

6 thoughts on “Letter: Brody McCray, Leesburg

  • 2019-01-15 at 10:57 am
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    It’s unfortunate you are not getting a paycheck but look on the bright side – you are on an extended vacation with back pay so enjoy it. Rep Wexton could held speed the end of the shutdown by putting Americans -not illegals – first. This is accomplished securing the Southern border immediately and then passing tough but fair comprehensive immigration reform. Why do the Dems love illegals more Than Americans?

    • 2019-01-19 at 11:38 am
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      Enjoy it? Your holier than though thoughts don’t pay for the rent, gas, or groceries

      • 2019-01-22 at 11:01 am
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        Not holier than thou. We are just ‘woke’ to the real world where non-essential people get fired not furloughed with an assurance of backpay. This battle is wholly political. Did you ask your Congresswoman why democrats won’t even put forward a proposal on border security or respond to the president’s offer on DACA extension? Last time I checked we spend many multiples of the 5 Billion on illegals in this country. How about you say no wall but all employees and employers must comply with e-verify? All citizens must have a voter id? Because right now the democrats seem to be more concerned about the rights of illegals and foreigners than they are about American citizens and American workers. Enjoy your worry free vacation.

  • 2019-01-15 at 11:12 am
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    Did you urge her to support 5 Billion bucks (out of 4 T T T Trillion in spending) so that Loudoun may move toward eliminating the completely preventable murders of children like Nabra Hassanen and Danny Centeno-Miranda?

  • 2019-01-15 at 12:35 pm
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    Did you ask her why she’s getting paid, but you’re not?

  • 2019-01-15 at 5:33 pm
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    Did you ask her why over 10 million illegals are getting paid but you are not?

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