In case you missed it earlier this week, Army Chief of Staff Ray Odierno warned that the Republican government shutdown would have a detrimental impact on our military operations:
“General Ray Odierno said the shutdown ‘impacts significantly day-to-day operations’, forcing the military to cut training and travel and to focus on essential tasks.”
“‘The longer it goes on, the worse it gets. Every day that goes by, we are losing manpower, we are losing capability, so in my mind it is important we get this resolved,’ he told Reuters in a telephone interview from Germany, where he was attending a conference.”
As we begin the fifth day of this unnecessary shutdown, we hope House Republicans will heed our military officials and finally put an end to their reckless shutdown.