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:
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.:
- Justice Antonin Scalia, who served almost 30 years on the Supreme Court as one of its most prominent and influential conservative voices, died Saturday. He was 79.
- U.S. Republican presidential candidates debated for the first time since Donald Trump's win in New Hampshire, and it got intense.
- Bitterly cold temperatures and arctic winds began freezing large swathes of the U.S. Northeast ❄️