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Republicans Face Off With Biden Over Memorial Day Bike Run For Veterans

The Biden administration loathes veterans. Hence their attitude.

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This one is easy to figure out. Democrats and the Biden administration hate the military because the military defends this country. The Democrats and Biden hate this country, hence their refusal to countenance an event to honor veterans.

FNC: “Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., introduced a bill on Tuesday to ensure a Memorial Day veterans event with a long history is able continue every year, after the Department of Defense blocked the Rolling to Remember motorcycle rally from staging in the Pentagon parking lot this month. Issa joined Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., and other House Republicans to request President Biden override the Pentagon’s decision on Rolling to Remember, formally known as ‘Rolling Thunder,’ in a letter sent Tuesday morning. Pentagon Special Events confirmed veterans group AMVETS’ permit for the Rolling to Remember motorcycle rally on March 11 but later reversed its decision. The Pentagon said it looks forward to working with AMVETS in the future ‘if COVID-19 conditions permit.’ Bidens Pentagon is lying. It is now filled with left wing generals, modern commissars. Those “conditions” will never be met.

“There’s mom, there’s apple pie, there’s baseball, there’s hot dogs and there’s supporting our men and women in uniform,” Issa told media in an interview. “Those are the most sacred bipartisan American things there are…If I thought there was any credence or fairness to their refusal, I would have asked differently. It’s very clear that someone with a unique political bent said no, and we’re going to get to the bottom of who that is.

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“It’s narrow but it’s efficient. It simply authorizes what has been a 30-year tradition,” Issa said. “This is the equivalent of the president saying he wouldn’t throw out a baseball at a home opener.”

Issa doesn’t buy the Pentagon’s explanation for denying the permit. He referenced reports that the risk of outdoor virus transmission has been oversold. It has, for purely political purposes.

“This is a boldfaced lie,” he said. “Ten thousand people are going to descend … in Washington, D.C. That they do so safely and they do so on vehicles that separate the family units by design, and they’re going to say that’s not acceptable. Unfortunately, this is an administration that if they called it a peaceful protest, even if they destroyed the city, would be allowed to do it…We’ve had no response [from the administration], and we’re presuming we’re entitled to one. Additionally, we will be sending requests for the document production … This smacks of some anti-veteran person deep inside the Department of Defense, and if you’re anti-military in the Department of Defense, we’d like to know who you are.” Bingo.

“I would have hoped that President Biden would have more respect for a Memorial Day tradition, which raises awareness to the 82,000 service members who are still missing in actions and that 22 veterans die by suicide each day,” Mast told press. “That is why today, I along with 33 of my House colleagues are urging President Biden to reverse his administration’s decision and grant Rolling to Remember their permit request to use the Pentagon’s parking lot.” Never gonna happen.

David Kamioner
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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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