9/11 families tell Biden to stay away from memorial service if he doesn't authorize release of records related to attacks

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden are accompanied by Calvin Wilson as they lay a wreath at the Flight 93 National Memorial on the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks September 11, 2020 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Wilson's brother-in-law was Flight 93's First Officer Leroy Holmes. Earlier in the day the Bidens attended a remembrance ceremony at the September 11 National Memorial in New York City.

More than 1,600 people affected by the September 11 attacks are asking President Joe Biden to refrain from coming to Ground Zero to mark the 20th anniversary of the event unless he releases documents and information related to the attacks, according to a letter released by the group.

"Despite numerous requests by Democratic and Republican members of Congress and hundreds of 9/11 family members imploring previous and now the current administration to bring transparency to the matter, these efforts have been rebuffed and the issue has remained inexplicably ignored," the letter reads in part.

"We want to see tangible proof before the 20th anniversary of 9/11 that this Administration is truly committed to transparency," said Brett Eagleson, the first signatory of the letter, in a statement. "These documents involve a terrorist attack that occurred 20 years ago, and there is no justification to withhold them."

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