Comstock ‘knee-jerk’ opposition to federal hiring freeze ‘unconscionable’

Jan. 24, 2017, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement blasting U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.) for opposing a freeze of hiring non-security federal workers:

“One sure way to stop the growth of government is to freeze the number of new, non-essential, non-security personnel that are hired by the federal government, and Rep. Comstock’s knee jerk opposition to a short-term, common sense move to limiting the size and scope of government is unconscionable and indistinguishable from the Democrats she defeated in 2014 and 2016. If Rep. Comstock wants to be a viable statewide candidate in Virginia, she needs to start sounding a whole lot more like Ronald Reagan and a whole lot less like Barack Obama.”

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