The Blog

Park Service Director: I Discussed Closing Monuments With White House

11:53 AM, Oct 16, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Widget tooltip
Single Page Print Larger Text Smaller Text Alerts

National Park Service director Jarvis said he discussed closing the open-air monuments and memorials with the White House, as well as the secretary of the Interior Department: 

"Yes, I did," says the director when asked whether he discussed the closures with the secretary of the Interior Department.

"You didn't discuss it with anyone in the White House, did you?" asks a congressman.

"Um, in -- several times, on the phone, with the White House, I presented with the secretary my decission," says the director. "But it was never the reverse--"

"So you discussed with officials in the White House your action?"

"That's right," he says.

Recent Blog Posts