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Biden Calls Park Ranger Who Was Berated By GOP Congressman: 'I'm Proud Of You'

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Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-TX) tried to shame the park ranger over the closure of the memorial, a result of the government shutdown that Republicans have sought to exploit.

The congressman asked the woman how she can deny World War II veterans access to the memorial.

"It's difficult," she responded.

"Well, it should be difficult," a testy Neugebauer fired back. 

"It is difficult," the ranger said. "I'm sorry sir."

"The Park Service should be ashamed of themselves," Neugebauer said.

"I'm not ashamed," the Ranger said.

A man who identified himself as a furloughed federal worker eventually intervened and defended the ranger.

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