The WWII Memorial has been a flashpoint in the continuing mess which is the government shutdown. Both Republicans and Democrats have showed up at the site for photo-ops and to thank the Veterans who have been visiting. The National Park Service Rangers have been allowing the Veterans through the barriers while the site is still closed to the general public as, they say, an exercise of their First Amendment rights. The rhetoric has been flying as the GOP tries to get out from under the responsibility they bear for it being closed in the first place.
Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-TX) was one of those Congress Critters at the WWII Memorial on Wednesday. But instead of just visiting with the Veterans at the memorial, he decided to make a spectacle of himself. The crowd that witnessed the incident was supportive of the Ranger, who admirably displayed grace under pressure as the Congressman dressed her down for his actions.