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Spartanburg Woman Asks For Prayers To End Government Shutdown

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Patti McKee spent Thursday and Friday on a sidewalk along Asheville Highway in Spartanburg holding a sign that reads "Pray for your Government."

McKee owns a thrift store there and just got fed up with the inaction in Congress to end the government shutdown.

She yells at cars driving by, hoping to raise awareness of the issues in Washington and the workers now unpaid and services unavailable.

"We need the whole world praying for them because I'll tell you, they're not doing nothing for us. We need to all pray for them to do the right thing," McKee said.

7 On Your Side let some area lawmakers know about McKee's demonstration.

Sen. Lindsey Graham's office responded that she is right to be frustrated.

A statement from Rep. Trey Gowdy read, "To those who the shutdown has impacted directly or indirectly, let me offer a profound and sincere apology for our failure to meet the basic duty to debate and pass funding bills."

"It is my hope that we can engage in the fact-centered debate and legislative process," Gowdy continued.

McKee plans to keep on asking for prayers with her poster until the shutdown is resolved.

"I just hope somebody listens and somebody gets something done," McKee said.


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