JUST IN: Pentagon Denies Permit For ‘Rolling Thunder’ Event
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Hello Americans. I’m Todd Starnes with news and commentary next.
For the past 30 years, thousands of veterans have rolled into Washington, D.C. on Memorial Day. A motorcycle ride to honor our fallen military heroes.
Republican and Democrat administrations have signed off on permits to allow Rolling Thunder to ride through the streets of our nation’s capital. But not this year. Not under the Biden Administration.
The Pentagon revoked AMVETs permit – citing concerns about the China virus.
Florida Congressman Brian Mast is among those stunned by the news. Congressman Mast is a wounded warrior. An Army veteran who lost both his legs while serving in Afghanistan.
“We are blessed beyond words to be citizens of the greatest country on Earth and only live free thanks to the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice,” Mast said in a statement to Fox News. “Sadly right now, in Joe Biden’s America, it is easier to cross the border illegally than it is to get a permit to pay our respects to our nation’s fallen heroes.”
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) called on President Biden to intervene and immediately reverse the Pentagon’s order.
“I call on President Biden to reverse the Pentagon’s insulting decision to block patriotic Americans from organizing in remembrance of POW/MIAs in Washington, D.C. this Memorial Day,” Issa said. “Just days ago, President Biden hosted an outdoor drive-in political rally. The Rolling to Remember outdoor ride-in event is no less deserving of approval, yet was denied by the Administration.”
It’s the right thing to do but President Biden probably thinks Rolling Thunder is a springtime weather anomaly.
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