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Griffith: US politicians should be fired

Melanie Griffith is fuming about the ongoing American government shutdown.

The Golden Globe winner is disgusted by the ongoing tug-of-war over in the US capitol, which has caused the federal government to shut down until Congress reaches an agreement over funding bills.

Melanie spoke to TMZ while running errands in Los Angeles and vented about the ongoing battle.

"[The politicians] should all be fired, that’s what I think,” she said, with a call to action: “You know we could all fire all of them."

The 56-year-old actress did give President Obama a pass. Before she pulled away in her car, Melanie told the cameraman she’s a loyal supporter of the Commander-in-Chief, who has been urging Congress to act on behalf of the American people.

“I didn’t mean to fire the president though, he’s awesome,” she said.

Melanie isn’t the only star to voice her concern over the current status of US politics.

Adam Levine spoke out earlier this week, telling TMZ both the Democratic and Republican parties need to “get their sh*t together”.

Samuel L. Jackson also spoke to the Wall Street Journal about the lack of bi-partisanship in Washington, D.C. and how it’s affecting the nation’s frustrated citizens in the wake of newly passed laws implementing health care reform.

“I just really think it’s a shame, all these people are fighting to keep those who have nothing from having even less,” the actor said.

“Healthcare is essential for a healthy economy. Just because [the Republican party] lost an election doesn’t mean they have to destroy our country.”

Mario Lopez earlier criticised the government on Twitter, calling the shutdown “not a good look” for the superpower, and Piers Morgan has chimed in as well, tweeting that it is “utterly pathetic” a compromise has yet to be reached.

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