• Protesters demonstrate against gov't shutdown outside Rep. Daniel Webster's office


    WINTER GARDEN, Fla. - Outrage over the government shutdown and congressional paralysis finally bubbled over locally Friday.

    A group of voters staged a rally outside the Winter Garden office of congressman Daniel Webster.

    The voters, fed up with the government shutdown and a bitterly divided Congress, waived signs and demanded Webster break ranks with Republican colleagues and vote to end the stalemate.

    Protester Elton Fowler said it's time Congress stop holding the voters hostage just to get rid of Obamacare.

    "I'm embarrassed to be a Republican," Fowler said.

    He said the shutdown is a game changer.

    "I want my Republican party back," Fowler said.

    Just like the standoff in Washington, not everyone at the protest agrees.

    "I don't agree that the GOP is holding hostage. I believe that it's both-sided," protester Karen Delapuente said.

    Eyewitness News reached out to Webster and received a written statement:

    "As with most issues, Congressman Webster has received many calls and visits from constituents with comments on both sides of the partial government shutdown. The Congressman has said all along that he does not want to shutdown government. Prior to the deadline, Congressman Webster voted four times to keep the government open or at least bring the Senate to the table to find a way forward. Since the partial shutdown he has voted for numerous measures to reopen vital services effected [sic] by the lapse in appropriations. Last night the President finally agreed to start talking with us and I'm hopeful that those conversations will be productive."

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