Washington, D.C. – With just hours left until the United States was set to reach the debt ceiling, Rep. Steve Southerland could have supported a bipartisan compromise that would have reopened the government and averted economic disaster.
Inexplicably, Southerland instead voted to keep the government closed and send our nation hurtling off the debt cliff and towards untold economic catastrophe – a move that investor Warren Buffet called a “political weapon of mass destruction.”
“Steve Southerland’s government shutdown has already cost $20 billion and preventing our nation from being able to pay its bills would roil economies around the world, but Southerland chose to throw caution to the wind and put politics – not the families of north and northwest Florida – first,” said Andy Stone, Communications Director for House Majority PAC. “Voters won’t soon forget that Steve Southerland recklessly chose to use a ‘political weapon of mass destruction’ to throw them under the bus.”
Steve Southerland is a top target of House Majority PAC, the Democratic super PAC focused on House races.