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"It’s disrespectful," Centini told The Tribune afterward. "I wouldn’t have crashed their party."
Walker said she simply came as a concerned mother,
"Senator Lee is not representing all his constituents," she said. "He cost our government $30 million because of the shutdown."
Financial experts estimate that the shutdown cost the nation $24 billion and Utah’s tourist industry another $30 million.
"Mike Lee doesn’t speak for Utah," added Utah Democratic Party Chair Jim Dabakis, in news release. "Democrats, Republicans, Independents, progressives and genuine conservatives join hands in being appalled by the freshman senator’s grenade-throwing governing tactics."
Dabakis said even Saturday’s hastily organized rally filled with the most vocal tea party members, "can’t redeem him, or undo the damage that has been done."
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