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10/02/2013 05:11 pm ET

Sarah Palin Slams Obama For Closed WWII Memorial During Government Shutdown

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) criticized President Barack Obama Wednesday, blaming him for shutting down the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C. "to elicit an angry response to generate bad publicity for people the president uses in his continual blame game."

"He’s deployed more guards to bar our World War II heroes from their memorial than he sent to Benghazi when our consulate was under attack," Palin wrote on Facebook.

Uproar over the WWII monument's closing started Tuesday, when a group of World War II veterans stormed the memorial, ignoring the barriers put up as the government shut down at 12 a.m. ET on Tuesday. Several members of Congress -- most of whom are partly responsible for the memorial's closure -- took down a barrier at an entrance to the memorial on Wednesday.

Palin's not the first to link the closure to the 2012 attack on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) tweeted a similar comment Wednesday, and Oklahoma Rep. James Lankford (R) made the comparison on Fox News.

Read Palin's full Facebook post below:

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