September 4, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Keith Ellison (D-MN), released the following statement in response to degrading remarks Erick Erickson made suggesting fast food workers have failed at life while guest hosting Rush Limbaugh’s radio show:
“Fast food workers often work 2 to 3 jobs just to put food on the table and to take care of their families. Erick Erickson is clearly out of touch if he thinks this is something to attack. He ought to interview these workers on his radio show – maybe then he will learn what real work is. ”
“Over the last year, the Progressive Caucus has been privileged to stand side by side with Americans from all across the country as they organize and rally for fair wages. We have met thousands of hard working men and women, many of whom work far more than 40 hours per week. Contrary to Erickson’s remarks, not one of them has failed at life."
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