"Neugebauer Apologizes for Berating Park Ranger At WWII Memorial"

"Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-Texas) apologized Thursday for scolding a park ranger over keeping the World War II Memorial closed during the government shutdown."

"In a letter to the National Park Service, Neugebauer said he became upset when he saw some veterans being barred from the memorial and inappropriately got 'caught up in the emotion of that moment.'

“While I do feel strongly about allowing our veterans access to the national memorials, I’m sorry for the way I spoke, not only because I put the Ranger on duty in an uncomfortable position, but also because my remarks were not an accurate reflection of the regard I have for the Park Service,” he said in the letter addressed to the park director. "

Mario Trujillo reports for The Hill October 18, 2013.

Source: The Hill, 10/21/2013