Ad At D.C. Area Metro Station: "Go To Hell Barack" | News
An advertisement at a D.C. area Metro station is creating major controversy.
The ad, which is on display at the Clarendon Metro station in Arlington, Virginia, says, "Barack Obama wants politicians and bureaucrats to control America's entire medical system. Go to hell Barack".
See the full ad in the photo above.
Congressman Jim Moran, a Democrat from Northern Virginia, wrote the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority today asking for the immediate removal of the ad.
“This advertisement is inappropriate, disrespectful of the President, and should be removed immediately,” Moran said. “The families with children and thousands of tourists who take Metro everyday should not be subjected to such garbage. I understand WMATA vets these advertisements before allowing them to go up, but it seems someone wasn’t doing their job when this ad was approved.”
Metro released this statement in response: "WMATA advertising has been ruled by the courts as a public forum protected by the First Amendment of the Constitution, and we may not decline ads based on their political content. WMATA does not endorse the advertising on our system, and ads do not reflect the position of the Authority."
Take a look at the video above to see local reaction to the ad.