"Dorothy Lara from Rockford, Illinois," Bustos told the chamber, "shared the story of her family’s history and of their truly deep connection and commitment to this country." Bustos recounted how Lara could trace her ancestry back to the Mayflower, and had relatives who fought in wars dating back to the Revolutionary War to present day. Lara just welcomed a son home safety from duty in Iraq. Bustos continued, "She said, and these are her exact words: 'All of my forefathers would be ashamed of what has been going on in this country today. What happened to a ‘Government by the people and for the people?’"
Bustos herself described the shutdown as both 'reckless and irrational.' She said many of her constituents are suffering through no fault of their own because of Congressional 'foolishness.'
You can see her full statement at the YouTube link below.