At the WWII Memorial, Carol Johnson w/the Park Service says they were told to close the site by White House's Office of Management & Budget.—
Stephen Hayes (@stephenfhayes) October 02, 2013
There it is. The White House Office of Management & Budget ordered the closing of the WWII Memorial. Disgusting.—
Kathleen McKinley (@KatMcKinley) October 02, 2013
Yep, there it is. Harry Reid can point his grotesque fingers at the GOP all he wants, but the order to close the World War II Memorial reportedly came straight from the executive branch.
Park ranger "We were instructed to do this by OMB"—
BuzzFeedBenny (@bennyjohnson) October 02, 2013
The OMB, or Office of Management and Budget is part of the executive branch and reports directly to President Obama.
Confirmed: Those barricades are Barry-cades.
Only Obama would think the WWII Memorial needs to be protected from WWII veterans.—
Eric H. (@ericinva) October 02, 2013
Not only did the order to keep World War II veterans away from their memorial come from the top, but Park Service employees have been “excepted” from the furlough to make it happen
Park official says she was "excepted from furlough" to come to work WWII memorial today—
Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) October 02, 2013
Paging the lapdog media:
Got that? White House ordered closing of WWII memorial and just said they'd veto a bill opening it. Got that, Media?—
RB (@RBPundit) October 02, 2013
Media thronelickers..This isn't hard
1. Memorial is outdoors. Always open
2. OMB (Obama admin) HIRED people to barricade & police it—
S.M (@redsteeze) October 02, 2013
World War II veterans knock down police barriers to attend memorial on the National Mall; Update: Did a congressman lead the vets through the barricade?; Update: Congressman says Obama administration knew about veterans’ request and rejected it