Also, Congressman Steve Palazzo of Mississippi opened the barricade, allowing the vets to enter, while Congressman Steve King provided the distraction.
This is the best thing since the Brooks Brothers Riot of Florida 2000.
Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) said he believed the Park Service opened the gates. Rep Bill Huizenga (R-Mich.) said the congressmen did it. Rep. Steven M. Palazzo (R-Miss.) said the barricades just seemed to part.
Im not going to enforce the no stopping or standing sign for a group of 90 World War II veterans, said a U.S. Park Police officer, who declined to give his name. Im a veteran myself.
Its the best civil disobedience weve seen in Washington for a long time, Huizenga told the veterans.