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World War II Memorial Erupts Into A Battlefield Of Its Own

“Sometimes you just want to punch these congressmen in the face.”

On Wednesday, the politically charged National World War II Memorial became a circus for media, politicians, and sadly, veterans.

The memorial, closed due to the government shutdown, became a political flashpoint when a handful of congressmen moved the barricades Tuesday afternoon to allow veterans access to the expansive granite monument. The scene reoccurred on Wednesday. Here are some of the most notable clashes at the memorial devoted to peace.

1. Congressman Bill Huizenga, R-MI, yells at a park ranger:

2. A protester yells at the congressmen:

And a member of the veterans group yells back:

3. Michele Bachmann declares:

4. Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill says other members of Congress were at the memorial for political reasons:

McCaskill says she was at the memorial to greet veterans from her home state of Missouri.

And then insults the tea party:

5. Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert, a tea party member, responds to McCaskill with a K-9 reference:

6. A frustrated park ranger says:

And asks who is benefiting from this:

And tells BuzzFeed she is relieved to be on furlough after this:

7. And this veteran had some honest advice for leaders in D.C.:

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