The joy of Easter for hundreds of children could be diminished this year if the annual White House Easter Egg Roll is cancelled.
The event is scheduled for Monday, April 1 -- and, it appears that if it doesn't go on as planned, the sequestration could be at fault.
A White House official was quoted as saying that "because we distribute tickets for the Easter Egg Hunt far in advance, we alerted all ticket holders that this event is subject to cancellation due to funding uncertainty, including the possibility of a government shutdown. However, we're currently proceeding as planned with the Easter Egg Roll." If the Roll is cancelled this time, it won't be rescheduled, according to a White House statement.
But CNN reported that Republicans are doubtful the event will be held, adding that Newt Gingrich shared his outrage on Twitter:
"Shameless. How else would they describe the threat to cancel the White House Easter Egg Hunt? It may be pathetic, demagogic . . . I'm trying to find the right words."
(Sources: CNN, WJLA)