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.