The White House will cancel tours beginning this weekend, the Obama administration announced Tuesday. FOX News reports that tours will be shut down as soon as this weekend as a result of the sequester.
This is sure to evoke some strong reaction among American citizens. First the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds were canceled because the President and congressional leaders were unable to avoid an $85 billion sequester and now, news comes that the public can't even visit the White House.
Republican lawmakers believe this is a move by the President to make the sequester seem worse than it really is.
"It's politically motivated," Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D. said. "It seems childish -- take my ball and go home."
Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas said in a statement that "the people have been banned from the people's house."
Congressional workers got a short email stating that White House tours would be canceled effective Saturday. The correspondence read "staffing reductions."
The notice read:
"Unfortunately, we will not be able to reschedule affected tours. We very much regret having to take this action, particularly during the popular Spring touring season."
White House tours being canceled will fuel expected anger among the people because of dysfunction coming out of Washington.