Deputies escorted a group of about 10 hecklers off Innisbrook property Tuesday, after they interrupted U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio's address to delegates during a breakfast at Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club Tuesday.
No one was arrested in the incident, but it called attention to protesters and their demands.
The scene unfolded as a middle-aged man with a tattoo on his neck sitting at one of the tables shouted, "Hey Rubio!" about midway through the senator's speech.
"We demand that the GOP stop whoring themselves out to the big money interests that are raping this planet and trying to squeeze every last dime out of the working class," he yelled, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
Rubio shot back with a humorous response while delegates showed their support for him. Then other hecklers in the audience stood up to speak.
A woman who identified herself as Cara Jennings of Palm Beach stood up while Rubio was speaking and shouted, "The Republican agenda doesn't work for America." She was drowned out by hundreds of delegates chanting, "USA, USA," according to TBO.com.
RNC delegates from Florida and South Carolina are staying at Innisbrook. Security has been tight at the upscale resort; however Innisbrook's restaurants have remained open to the public during the event.