Texas congressman says 'beef' wasn't with ranger

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - A U.S. congressman from West Texas says a video of his spat with a park ranger at Washington's National World War II Memorial is out of context.

The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reported Friday that Rep. Randy Neugebauer of Lubbock defended his participation in a confrontation with the ranger.

A video of the Wednesday incident has drawn negative attention after being captured by a Washington TV station and posted online.

It shows Neugebauer telling a female ranger that the "Park Service should be ashamed of themselves."

Neugebauer later explained that his "beef" was with the Park Service and White House, not the ranger.

Neugebauer said the video was captured when he and other members of Congress went to see why the National Park Service installed barricades around the open-air memorial.

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