Congressman Lee Terry remains in the cross-hairs of his opponents. Representatives of a group called Faithful America delivered petitions to his Omaha office on Tuesday.
The petitioners say they're primarily upset with the government shutdown.
Mary Ruth Stegman said, "Government workers need to get paid. This is ridiculous. It's manufactured. The Affordable Care Act is the law."
The congressman is in Washington. His office replied to the protest with this statement:
"Today, we had a petition delivered to our office that was originated on the Internet from a fringe group that has previously protested the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Boy Scouts of America. We can't verify that the petition was actually signed by a single constituent of Nebraska's Second Congressional District."
The statement from Terry's office prompted a retort from Michael Sherrard, Executive Director of Faithful America, that reads as follows:
"Rep. Terry is apparently so callous and indifferent to the suffering of his constituents during this government shutdown that the only he response he can muster to Christians appearing at his doorstep is to question whether they live in his district. Is this really how a Christian politician ought to behave?"
Sherrard added that he could supply the names of 60 District Two constituents who signed the petition on the condition that the names are not publicly released.