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Congressman Says Memorial That Opened In 2004 Wasn't Closed In 1995 Shutdown

It definitely was not closed because of the shutdown, but it wasn't open either.

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In an interview with the Michael Opitz Show Thursday, Republican Georgia Congressman and Senate candidate Paul Broun claimed the World War Two Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial were never closed during a government shutdown.

"There was absolutely no reason, whatsoever, for this administration to block access to the World War Two Memorial or the Lincoln Memorial. It's never ever been done in a government shutdown prior to this administration doing so."

Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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