Todd Starnes at FOX News Radio reported:
A group of Kansas teenagers says the Obama Administration has ruined their spring break trip to Washington, D.C. after their tour of the White House was canceled – a victim of the Sequester.
“President Obama is just being petty,” said Dalton Glasscock, an 18-year-old high school student from Wichita, Kan.
Glasscock is a member of the Kansas Federation of Teenage Republicans – one of the dozens of high school and middle school groups around the nation that received cancelation notices.
Congressional staffers received an email last week citing “staffing reductions” as the official reason behind the shut down.
“I think he’s taking it out on young people especially,” said Glasscock. “President Obama is using American children as pawns in a game of political chess.”
Glasscock was especially excited about the chance to tour 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. after several previous attempts came up short.
“This is my third time in Washington but it was going to be the first time I got to visit our house – the White House,” he told Fox News.. “I am so disappointed that President Obama would put politics above the chance for American citizens to experience a piece of history.”