(The following is an open letter sent to Rep. Scott Tipton.)
It is not the Senate that forced the shutdown, as you assert on your website, it is the House. Your position on the Affordable Health Care Act is what is causing the shutdown. You are responsible for the shutdown. The law is legal. The Tea Party and right wing of the Republican Party are to blame. That means you Mr. Tipton — shame on you.
You are heartless and without compassion for those on and below the margin. I appeal to your honor to abandon the tactics of overturning Obamacare or shutting the government down. You continue to draw pay and deny millions the right to work because you want to overturn a legally enacted law upheld by the courts.
Again, I say shame on you.