Letter: Shameful minority
A minority of representatives has prevented Congress from acting remotely like a legislative body. This minority was responsible for the closure of national parks, monuments and memorials. By forcing the government shutdown, they held our nation hostage. They nearly pushed our country into default with worldwide financial consequences.
Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee have been active members of this minority. Sarah Palin has reappeared at opportune moments in support of it. It’s beyond deceitful that they would protest the closure of the National Mall when they were personally responsible for it. It’s beyond grandstanding to protest the barriers closing the Mall as “a matter of shutdown priorities” when there should have been no shutdown in the first place.
These public figures see nothing frightening about their participation in such an event, chanting “Shame on you” at the police officers compelled to enforce the closure they have created. Shame on them and the minority they represent.