Veterans group condemns political nature of Washington rally

CNN Political Ticker

Updated 10:53 a.m. ET 10/15/2013

Washington (CNN) — A veterans group behind a rally in Washington that protested the closure of national monuments and memorials issued a statement Monday distancing itself from the political undertones that took center stage at the demonstration.

“We feel disheartened that some would seek to hijack the narrative for political gain,” read a statement posted on the website and Facebook page for Sunday’s event, which was facilitated by Brats for Veterans Advocacy Group.

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