A few hundred Tea Party movement supporters showed up at the State Museum in Columbia Friday afternoon, braving the extreme heat and humidity, to show their dislike for the federal government.
Anthony Trinca with the Grand Stand Tea Party drove all the way from Myrtle Beach.
Trinca says he wants to see the American government in different hands. He says Tea Party supporters don’t want to be perceived as a group that simply doesn’t like Democrats. He says he doesn’t like a lot of Republicans as well because they’re the same.
Ken Moran of Georgetown is a long-time “tea partier,” who also protested against the Bush administration. His concerns are largely financial, and he doesn’t want to do away with the American government, but wants some changes that would put it more in line with the constitution.