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Local government workers rip lawmakers, president as shutdown drags on

Posted at 7:02 PM, Jan 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-11 20:16:08-05

Local members of the American Federation of Government Employees took to the streets today to stage a protest here in Corpus Christi.

A small group of protesters gathered just outside the entrance to Naval Air Station Corpus Christi to show support for federal employees who are going without pay.

The protesters also wanted to send a message to lawmakers and the president.

“It’s time that Congress and the Senate and the president got together and come up with some kind of a plan to pay the people and open the government and do their business,” said Kenneth Weeks, CCAD’s AFGE president. “We’re not furloughing them, they should’ve been the ones that are furloughed because they’re not doing their jobs. We’re doing our jobs.”

The Corpus Christi Army Depot has not been affected by the federal shutdown, but local members of the AFGE say that could change if the shutdown continues.