Chaffetz: Feds in DC Are ‘Wimps’ for Closing Government Due to Snow

Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) said in a tweet this morning that feds in DC are “wimps” for closing the government due to snow.

Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) had a strong message for the federal government on Twitter this morning:

Washington, DC was experiencing wintry conditions last night and this morning with 4-6 inches of accumulation expected. The Office of Personnel Management announced on Monday night that the government would be closed for the day Tuesday because of the snow.

The debate over closing Washington for snow seems to come up anytime winter weather threatens the city.

In an article from last year, the Washington Times defended snow closures, saying that despite being labeled “weather wimps” by outsiders, snow hitting the nation’s capitol can be “complicated,” meaning the city ultimately has to plan as best it can despite weather’s often unpredictable nature.

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