Nearly 80 people joined a lunchtime protest, sponsored by the Columbus Ga Tea Party, in front of the office of Congressman Sanford D. Bishop in uptown Columbus. It was part of a national effort Friday to voice opposition to the proposed national healthcare proposal.
Those protesting locally were also also upset about Bishop's vote on recent Cap & Trade legislation, said Sandy Toth, the lead coordinator of the Columbus group.
Toth said they were collecting signatures on a letter to be sent to Bishop voicing their displeasure with his vote and also on a petition opposing government-run healthcare.
"We don't want the government to create another healthcare system and waste our money," Toth said.