Tea Party Rep. Makes Park Ranger Apologize For Shutdown
A Tea Party congressman blamed the Park Service for denying access to the World War II memorial, and then made a park ranger apologize for the government shutdown that caused it.
“How do you look at them and … deny them access?” Rep. Randy Neugebauer asked the unidentified Ranger in an incredible exchange that was caught on camera by NBC Washington.
In fact, the Park Service has been invoking the First Amendment in order to allow vets into the memorial despite the shutdown making it illegal for the department to do so.
“It’s difficult,” the Ranger replied. “Well, it should be difficult,” scorned the congressman. “It is difficult,” the Ranger repeated. “I’m sorry, sir.”
“The Park Service should be ashamed of themselves,” said Neugebauer. “I’m not ashamed,” the Ranger retorted.
“You should be,” sneered Neugebauer.