Just as we said, the President has kept the Memorials closed to veterans who travel across the country for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Washington to visit the memorials erected in their honor for the sacrifices they made for our country. We know that there was little reason to close open air memorials, other than to inconvenience as many people as possible. I wish we had a President who cared about people of the country, but we don’t. The government is supposed to work FOR the people, not against them!
Today the National Park Service director, Jonathan Jarvis, admitted to Congress that he closed the memorials and monuments with the approval of the White House.
“You didn’t discuss it with anyone in the White House, did you?” asks a congressman.
“Um, in — several times, on the phone, with the White House, I presented with the secretary my decission,” says the director. “But it was never the reverse–”
“So you discussed with officials in the White House your action?”
“That’s right,” he says.
Now we know why Director Jarvis did not want to testify before Congress and had to be subpoenaed.
The discussion in Congress this morning:
Did Director Jarvis also consult with the White House before attempting to close the privately run Mount Vernon and the National Zoo Panda Cam, a service to the community run completely by volunteers?