Rep. Darrell Issa Working to Help Veteran Motorcycle Group Denied Permit by Biden Administration
“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.”
Last week, we highlighted the plight of ‘Rolling to Remember,’ a veteran motorcycle group, because the Biden administration denied them a permit for a Memorial Day event that has happened for years.
The group now has an ally in Republican Rep. Darrell Issa of California.
Evie Fordham reports at FOX News:
Rolling to Remember: Issa introduces bill forcing Biden to allow DC Memorial Day biker tradition
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.
“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 Fox News in an interview. “Those are the most sacred bipartisan American things there are.”
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.”
“If I thought there was any credence or fairness to their refusal, I would have asked differently,” Issa told Fox News. “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.”
WBAP News has more:
“Now this is all very much an odd play for a guy who campaigned on returning America to normal,” Chris Salcedo, host of “The Chris Salcedo Show” told Issa.
“In 30 years and six presidents, has anyone considered telling those people who come on Memorial Day to remember our POWs and MIAs and those who died in service for their country,” Issa began, noting that the the motorcycle riders got permits from the Department of Transportation, Department of the Interior, Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia.
“And then [they] were denied the use of the Pentagon parking to assemble for the first time in decades by this president,” Issa said. “It’s unconscionable, and it has to change.”
“[The Pentagon] said that they have been tracking the spread of COVID-19 within the Northern Virginia area,” Joe Chenelly, National Executive Director for AMVETS, which took over organizing Rolling to Remember, told WTOP. “And they looked at the nature of our event, which is a fairly large gathering that … everyone would be outside, but they said considering those things that they were going to deny it at this point.”
It’s good to know that someone in Congress is sticking up for these veterans.
The fact that they were denied a permit is an absolute disgrace.
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It was just petty politics by the Biden/Harris folks.
So stupid. Just because Trump said some nice things about this veteran’s group a year or two ago.
I think you hit on the real issue here. This motorcycle tribute is an American tradition. The Biden administration is actively working to squelch American traditions in favor of globalist traditions. Many of these veterans are patriots, also a non=woke favorite. Ironic that the Wokest administration ever is being led by someone who can’t stay awake and focused more than 2 hours a day!
any group that Issa is trying to help is DOOMED
unless your name is Issa
Sad but true. Issa was always loud, but nothing ever got done.
If you want something investigated to death, like Fast & Furious, Darrell Issa is your man. If you want results, you’d better look elsewhere.
Do you remember when Issa and Grassley got sitting AG Eric Holder charged with contempt of Congress, forced him to come in to testify, and got to the bottom of his involvement? Me neither, I only remember the charging part, after which precisely nothing ever happened.
With props to Rep Issa, Rolling to Remember should just go … permit or not.
NEVER underestimate a vet (or a biker)…”Bikers registered to participate in the AMVETS Rolling to Remember ride can gather in the Washington Football Team’s former stadium parking lot at 7 a.m. May 30, the group announced this week.” From today’s mil.com
Issa? Hat, no cattle, horse, no saddle. OTOH, he does occupy a seat and thereby prevents someone else in California from occupying it.