Let’s call it Operation Take Back America.
Due to the government shutdown, National Park Service police put up barriers preventing access. According to Leo Shane III, White House and Veterans Affairs reporter for Stars and Stripes, the veterans knocked over those barriers.
Awesome. Indeed, Shane is all over it. With this gem:
Credit where due — I watched Rep Steve King distract a park police officer while vets and staffers knocked down the fences here. #shutdown
— Leo Shane III (@LeoShane) October 1, 2013
GOP Rep. Louie Gohmert is on hand:
— Louie Gohmert (@replouiegohmert) October 1, 2013
We’ve been expecting to see busloads of shipped-in low-information voters crying at the gates of government-operated tourist attractions, but this sure is an interesting wrinkle. God bless our vets.