Trey Gowdy Attacks NPS Director Biased Desecration

Gowdy questions NPS Director on Barricading Monuments vs. allowing Occupy to Camp

Congressman Gowdy’s questions to National Park Service Director Jarvis at the Wednesday, October 16th, House Oversight and Government Reform and House Natural Resources Committees joint hearing entitled, “As Difficult As Possible: The National Park Service’s Implementation of the Government Shutdown.”

“On the very first day of the closure, I implemented a closure order for all 401 national parks in compliance with the Anti-Deficiency Act,” Mr. Jarvis said. “And immediately, that day, also included, as a part of that order, that First Amendment activities would be permitted on the National Mall.”

Mr. Gowdy then asked, “Do you consider it First Amendment activity to walk to a monument that you helped build, or is it only just smoking pot at McPherson Square?”

“We are content-neutral on First Amendment and on the National Mall,” Mr. Jarvis responded.

“That wasn’t my question,” Mr. Gowdy fired back. “Do you consider it to be an exercise of your First Amendment rights to walk to a monument that you helped build?”

Mr. Jarvis then insinuated that individuals could visit the memorials if they “declare” they are there to exercise their First Amendment rights.

“Who were they to declare it to?” Mr. Gowdy angrily interrupted. “A barricade? … I want the record to reflect that no statute or code of the federal regulation was cited to justify the erection of barricades.”

Read more: Washington Times

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  1. Note the lack of fear in our government officials when admitting to a clear and obvious wrong they’ve committed.
    We’ve had Hope and Change. Now it’s time for Rope and Chains.