January 18 at 6:00 AM, Published by The Washington Post


I run a Yosemite gift shop. We’re still open, Ann Coulter.

But the shutdown hurts millions, says the shop’s president, grandson of Ansel Adams, and so will a “wall”

Yosemite National Park in California is open, but services are limited and both government and contract workers are hurting. (National Park Service/AP)

By Matthew Adams
Matthew Adams is president of the Ansel Adams Gallery. The gallery has been operating in Yosemite National Park since 1902. He is the fourth-generation leader and the grandson of Ansel Adams.
January 18 at 6:00 AM

Ann Coulter says she cares more about securing the border than she does about the “Yosemite gift shop being open.” The conservative commentator, in a cable television interview this week about the government shutdown over funding for President Trump’s border wall, lamented the devastating drug epidemic in the United States. “And the vast majority of those drugs,” she said, “are being brought in because we have a wide-open border.”

I am the proprietor of a “gift shop” at Yosemite — the Ansel Adams Gallery — that exhibits and sells the iconic photographic images made by my grandfather, images that have provided many Americans an introduction to their beloved national park. If I thought closing the gallery would have any positive impact on the issue Coulter cites, I would shutter it myself…read more at the Washington Post.

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