(WDEF) A 73-year-old Chattanooga native led a rally Friday to end the government shutdown.
Former high school principal and U.S. Navy veteran Franklin McCallie delivered his message to a group Organizing For Action volunteers across from the Federal Courthouse Friday.
He said House Republicans- quote- "must stop sabotaging our economy just to satisfy their obsession with de-funding Obamacare."
McCallie added, "The Tea Party is all about the Tea Party. High fives all around, Tea Party. You have successfully closed down the government of the United States and you are hurting our country and our citizens."
McCallie's government shutdown grassroots action event took place Friday at noon.