#1 Lawmaker says barricade of WWII memorial is 'Chicago thuggery' by algernonpj 05.10.2013 13:12


Lawmaker says barricade of WWII memorial is 'Chicago thuggery'
By Todd Starnes
Published October 04, 2013

A group of Texas congressmen armed with wire cutters made their way to the World War II Memorial in Washington after they learned the National Park Service had reinforced the barriers blocking the site with wire.

“This is Chicago thuggery,” Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) told me. “The president is trying to inflict the most amount of pain and suffering. This is not some bureaucratic mistake. This is Chicago thuggery. You try to make people hurt so they don’t resist what you tell them to do in the future.”
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“I was ready to go to jail,” said Rep. Ralph Hall (R-TX). “If they got the handcuffs out, I’d have gone right with them.”

Hall is 90 years old and flew for the Navy during World War II.

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It turned out the lawmakers didn’t need their wire cutters, after all. The wires had been cut by the time they had arrived.

“They are truly trying to inflict a maximum amount of pain because they believe the Republicans will pay a price,” Gohmert told me.

And he also had a special message for President Obama:

“The hissy fit is going to have to end,” he said.


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