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Tea Party activists attend a June rally on the grounds of the Capitol.
The partial government shutdown has now come to an end, but it has left behind some rather negative sentiment toward the Tea Party.
The group was very much at the center of the shutdown with most tea party members in Congress seeking to defund, or least change, the President's Affordable Care Act before negotiating on a budget or raising the country's borrowing capacity.
Gary Eaton is a singer-songwriter here in Los Angeles. He identifies with many of the Tea Party's ideals and has appeared on the show before to talk, and sing, about it. We wanted to get his thoughts on recent developments in Washington so we reached out to him again.