Vice President Joe Biden praised a park ranger standing guard over the World War II memorial for denying visiting veterans access Tuesday.
The vice president tweeted on Thursday:
Biden’s call came in response to an exchange between the ranger and U.S. Rep. Randy Neugebauer, R-Texas, who objected to keeping veterans from the park.
“How do you look at them and … deny them access?” Neugebauer asked the ranger in a video recorded by NBC Washington. “The Park Service should be ashamed of themselves.”
Others have come to the park ranger’s defense, including a government employee who tweeted:
Degerman attracted her own supporters, according to these tweets:
An online petition calling for Neugebauer to apologize to the park ranger launched at Change.org, has garnered just over 2,000 signatures.
Watch the exchange between Neugebauer and the park ranger here via Politico: