U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham pledged to donate his congressional salary to the Wounded Warrior Project during the government shutdown.
The South Carolina senator, who was honored by the National Shooting Sports Foundation as 2012 Legislator of the Year for his “distinguished record of bipartisan leadership” and “his steadfast defense of our Second Amendment rights,” will be contributing of his $174,000 annual salary, or what equals out to approximately $477 a day, for as long as the government shutdown continues.
In a recorded message, Graham said, “I shouldn’t get a salary while other federal employees are denied the ability to go to work.”
The Wounded Warrior Project, which will be receiving Graham’s funds, was founded to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of inured service members.