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.:
- The White House refuses to deny a report saying Trump administration officials gave the House intelligence chairman classified information.
- The disgraced former president of South Korea has been arrested. Park Geun-hye was forced out of office earlier this month in a corruption scandal.
- The controversial HB2 "bathroom law" in North Carolina was partially repealed, but LGBT activists say the repeal legislation still allows discrimination.
- The trailer for the new film version of Stephen King's "It" has dropped and the general consensus is that it will make you defecate your pants 🤡