Secret Service and police in riot gear arrived to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. Sunday to monitor veterans demanding that memorials barricaded due to the government shutdown be re-opened.
Though the Obama administration barricaded open-air memorials and even previously threatened to arrest World War II veterans on “Honor Flights” to see their memorial, they allowed pro-amnesty demonstrators, including many illegal immigrants, to use the National Mall, which was supposed to be closed due to the shutdown, for a rally in support of comprehensive immigration reform. Democrats in Congress—like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi—were allowed to ride to the event in golf carts, as Breitbart News reported.
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who addressed the veterans along with Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT) at the “Million Vet March,” said that during what she said should be referred to as the “government slim-down,” President Obama was showing not only his real priorities but a “shameful” “lack of valor” and “lack of respect.”