Republican U.S. Rep. Randy Neugebauer (TX) confronted a U.S. Service Park Ranger over the access of the closed WWII Memorial in Washington D.C. Although the Park Rangers are allowing the vets to access to the closed park they are not allowing the rest of the public into the memorial. He told the U.S. Park Ranger she “should be ashamed of herself”, her response was ” I am not ashamed.” Video via Mediaite:
NBC Washington reported:
“How do you look at them and… deny them access?” said Neugebauer. He, with most House Republicans, had voted early Sunday morning to pass a funding measure that would delay the Affordable Care Act, a vote that set up a showdown with the Senate and President Barack Obama. With the parties unable to agree on how to fund the federal government, non-essential government functions shut down Tuesday.
“It’s difficult,” responded the Park Service employee.
“Well, it should be difficult,” replied the congressman, who was carrying a small American flag in his breast pocket.
“It is difficult,” responded the Park Service employee. “I’m sorry, sir.”
“The Park Service should be ashamed of themselves,” the congressman said.
“I’m not ashamed,” replied the ranger.
Sen. Ted Cruz issued a press release about the closing of the WWII Memorial:
“President Obama is so fixated on forcing Obamacare on the American people that he’s even willing to deny World War II veterans the right to access the memorial they have earned through their heroic service.
“This scenario encapsulates the bigger problem in Washington. President Obama is so set on imposing his destructive, far-left ideology that his government is literally barricading World War II veterans out of their memorial and blocking funding to the Department of Veterans Affairs
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