Last Updated on August 22, 2022
Florida Congressional Representative Daniel Webster appears to be wearing a Life Alert button around his neck in photographs, raising questions surrounding his fitness for office. Webster, one of America’s most absent lawmakers, cited medical obligations when he skipped the 2021 Trump impeachment vote and faces America First candidate Laura Loomer in the GOP Primary this Tuesday.
In a photograph of Rep. Webster gaining attention before Tuesday’s GOP Primary, when he will face Trump-aligned Laura Loomer in Florida’s 11th District, the elderly Representative who’s been in politics for over 40 years appears to be wearing a Life Alert button. The buttons, which come in the form of a necklace, are used for elderly or otherwise unwell individuals and can connect their owner to 911 with the push of a button.
Though multiple manufacturers produce the buttons, they’ve become colloquially referred to as “Life Alert,” given that brand’s iconic commercials depicting a senior citizen pressing the Life Alert button before shouting “Help! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!”
While the Congressman’s supporters have dismissed claims that Webster is wearing a Life Alert button, those who say he is aren’t without merit.
Rep. Webster is the 7th most absent member of the 435-person House of Representatives and has missed some of the most critical votes in America’s history as a result. Last year, he missed a whopping 15% of Congressional votes and even sat out when Democrats led the uni-party establishment in voting to impeach 45th President Trump.
At the time, Rep. Webster claimed that he was out due to “family medical obligations.”
Shortly thereafter, Rep. Webster was absent from Congress yet again as uni-party legislators voted to form Nancy Pelosi’s January 6th “Witch Hunt” Commission. Though he never cast a vote on forming the Commission, Webster has gone on the record in claiming that Joe Biden is the legitimate winner of the 2020 Presidential Election, joining his fellow GOP career politicians in dismissing mountains of evidence of election fraud and irregularities.
As reflected by his top-ten absence ranking and adding credence to arguments that the Congressman may be unwell, missing those crucial votes was far from an anomaly for Webster. He was even absent when Democrats moved to federalize America’s elections and enfranchise illegal aliens.
His absences have been a key issue raised by America First candidate Laura Loomer, who is closely aligned with President Trump and has made a public spectacle of opposing tyranny at every turn, earning her lifetime bans from Big Tech platforms like Twitter. Voters in the district appear to have taken note of Webster’s absences as well, and it doesn’t bode well for his re-election prospects.
The 11th District is home to the famous Villages retirement community and, as a whole, boasts a higher-than-average population of senior citizens. Corporate media outlets have declared multiple times that Webster will be carried to victory on the backs of seniors, who they say will sympathize with his age and possible medical issues.
Those claims were massively rebuked in a recent Villages straw poll that saw Laura Loomer triumph over Webster in the retirement community.
Additionally, just ahead of Tuesday’s GOP Primary, Loomer is blowing out Webster when it comes to fundraising, besting him by a six-figure margin.
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National File contacted the office of Rep. Webster to ask whether or not he is wearing a Life Alert button and for further details regarding his frequent absences from Congress. After being forwarded to the Congressman’s campaign press team, National File has received no response from Webster or his staff.