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10/06/2013 11:02 pm ET

Steve Stockman: House Democrats 'Are Curb-Stomping Veterans'

AP

Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) had choice words for House Democrats in a fundraising letter released on Friday.

Following the government shutdown, the World War II Memorial was closed to the public. Stockman, whose father served in World War II, was outraged by the closure, and blamed the Obama administration and House Democrats for banning veterans from the memorials at the risk of arrest.

“What kind of person intentionally attacks disabled heroes because he’s certain his allies in the media will falsely blame his opponents?” he asked in the letter.

"Obama and Democrats are curb-stomping veterans because they believe their allies in the mainstream media will falsely blame it on Republicans, even though orders to kill funding and close war memorials come on the letterhead of Democrat leaders and the White House," Stockman wrote.

Stockman joined the ranks of House Republicans who pushed House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) toward a shutdown, but are outraged by the resulting World War II Memorial closure.

Reps. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and Steve King (R-Iowa) all appeared at the memorial last week to take down the barriers and stand with veterans.

"They're not gonna lock you up, brother," Bachmann told one veteran at the memorial. "They're going to have to get through me first."

Read Stockman's full letter here.

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