Political Support

The 9/11 families have partnered with political figures on both sides of the aisle in our almost 20-year pursuit to gain support and awareness about the lack of information we have been given regarding the individuals who are behind the 9/11 terror attacks.

 


Senator Edward Markey, MA

Boston Herald, August 13, 2021

“I absolutely believe those documents should be made public. The families have a right to know the role that the Saudi government played in 9/11 if there was any affiliation with, any connection with the Saudi government, and the attacks here in Boston on 9/11, 2001.”


Senator Chris Murphy, CT

Business Insider, August 10, 2021

"I think it's important for us to get all the information out in the public sphere so that everybody can make that decision for themselves," said Murphy. "There's obviously some pretty troubling evidence that the Saudis had some connection to these individuals beyond just citizenship papers."


Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, NY

Business Insider, August 10, 2021

"I'm not going to speak to the content of these documents, but I will say that families… have a right to have access to the information."


Senator John Cornyn, TX

Bangor Daily News, August 10, 2021

“Twenty years ago, we witnessed in horror the deadliest attack on U.S. soil since Pearl Harbor. As the nation continues to heal from the devastation of 9/11, many families who lost loved ones still want answers.”


Senator Richard Blumenthal, CT

Senate Floor, August 6, 2021

"That information is evidence that those families need to seek justice in their effort to hold accountable the government of Saudi Arabia for its alleged complicity, its aiding and abetting, its support for the 9/11 attackers.”


Senator Tim Kaine, VA

MSNBC, August 6th, 2021

“Well, I hope the president will declassify them. Now look, I have not seen all possibly all the classified documents related to Saudi Connections with the 9/11 attack. I have seen some of it, and frankly what I have seen is not that controversial and I can’t even imagine why it’s still classified. Maybe there are other items, but I think we do need to put it out on the table. And so, I would urge President Biden to honor these families’ requests and declassify as much of the material as he can if only to allay lingering suspicions. When people can’t see something they can imagine all kinds of bad things that might be in there, when they can see the material it answers their questions and I think we owe it to those families.”


Congressman Ro Khanna, CA

Twitter, August 6, 2021

“Mr. President, honor the 9/11 families. Declassify and release the information that sheds light on Saudi’s link to the barbaric 9/11 attacks. Hold the Saudis responsible for their continued atrocities in Yemen. Americans deserve the truth.”


Senator Dick Durbin, IL, Senate Majority Leader

Senate Floor, August 5, 2021

“Let me say a word of support for the senator from Connecticut as well as the senator from New Jersey. I couldn't agree with them more. There is no reason why this information, full disclosure of this information is not made known, first to the families but certainly to the people of this country at this moment in history, 20 years after that terrible tragedy. It is time for the truth to be known. I support your efforts completely, Senator Blumenthal, and I'll help you in any way that i can.”


Senator Richard Blumenthal, CT

September 11th Transparency Press Conference, August 5, 2021

"The Saudi government ought to be accountable in court and in the court of public opinion if it deserves it, and the credibility of the United States of America is on the line.”

“These families have mounted a legal struggle against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, now their struggle is not only against the Saudis, it is against their own government that is continuing to conceal evidence necessary for them to have that fair day in court.”


Senator Robert Menendez, NJ, Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

September 11th Transparency Act Press Conference, August 5, 2021

"Let’s get real here: We're talking about the declassification of evidence relating to an attack that took place 20 years ago - and not just any attack, an attack that claimed nearly 3,000 American lives.”


"If the United States government is sitting on any documents that may implicate Saudi Arabia or any individual or any country in the events of September 11, these families, and the American people, have a right to know."


Senator Charles Schumer, NY, Senate Majority Leader

September 11th Transparency Act Press Conference, August 5th, 2021

"I don't care what the relationship is with Saudi Arabia or any other country. If they did something that is bad and horrible, that should be brought to account.”


Senator Chuck Grassley, IA

Twitter, August 5, 2021

“Almost 20 yrs since 9/11; time to declassify records & give victims/their families answers! Proud to cosponsor the 9/11 Transparency Act”


Senator Richard Blumenthal with 9/11 Family Member Brett Eagleson

On 4/09/18 Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and 9/11 family member Brett Eagleson held a press conference in Hartford, CT.

"I will continue this fight side by side with these families to uncover the truth and seek the documents and witnesses necessary from Saudi Arabia, all of the organizations like the Saudi High Commission and the United States government - if it has the information that can help these families seek justice against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia." ~ Senator Blumenthal

Watch the Video

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President Donald J. Trump

"President Obama’s veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act is shameful and will go down as one of the low points of his presidency."

On September 23, 2016, then presidential candidate Donald Trump released a statement to the press condemning President Obama's veto of JASTA. Trump continued . . . 

“That President Obama would deny the parents, spouses, and children of those we lost on that horrific day the chance to close this painful chapter in their lives is a disgrace. These are wonderful people, and as a lifelong New Yorker, I am saddened that they will, for now, not have that opportunity. If elected president, I would sign such legislation should it reach my desk."

Read the article in The Hill


Former Senator Bob Kerrey

In a 9/16/2016 opinion published in The Hill, Senator Bob Kerrey wrote:

“Defenders of the Kingdom frequently cite the 9/11 Commission report as evidence that the Saudis were not involved.  This is not true.  It is true that the Commission did not conclude that the Saudis were guilty, but we most definitely did not conclude that they were not involved.  In fact, there was considerable evidence suggesting just the opposite.

. . . our investigation found substantial evidence that one or more Saudi government employees located in the United States provided direct aid and support to the 9/11 hijackers.  Those Saudi government employees were associated with the Kingdom’s Ministry of Islamic Affairs, the same arm of the Saudi government that had primary responsibility for implementing the Kingdom’s global efforts to propagate the radical Wahhabi stream of Islam, and that was responsible for supervising Wahhabi proselytizing organizations that directly sponsored al Qaeda, like Al Haramain.”

. . . it is well past time to set the record straight concerning the Saudis and 9/11 once and for all."

Read the article in The Hill

Former Sen. Bob Kerrey served in the U.S. Senate from 1989-2001 and as a member of the 9/11 Commission.


Former Senator Bob Graham

In a 9/9/2016 New York Times Op-ed, former Senator Bob Graham encouraged President Obama to support JASTA:

"He should sign the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act and use his authority to direct the release of all the chapters of the book of Sept. 11. And then our country must act based on the truths they may reveal."

www.nytimes.com/2016/09/10/opinion/bob-graham-release-more-9-11-records.html


President Donald J. Trump

"Who blew up the World Trade Center? It wasn't the Iraqis. It was Saudis. Take a look at Saudi Arabia. Open the documents. We ought to get Bush or somebody to have the documents opened. Because, frankly, if you open the documents, I think you're gonna see that it was Saudi Arabia."

On February 17, 2016, then presidential candidate Donald Trump called into the live taping of FOX AND FRIENDS and discussed George W. Bush, Iraq and the events of 9/11 with hosts Brian Kilmeade, Ainsley Earhardt and Steve Doocy.

Watch the video clip on Fox & Friends


9/11 Commission Records at The National Archives Website:

"When the 9/11 Commission closed on August 21, 2004, it transferred legal custody of its records to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). The Commission encouraged the release of its records to the fullest extent possible in January 2009. Because the Commission was part of the legislative branch its records are not subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)."

www.archives.gov/research/9-11


Former Senator Bob Graham

Former Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee  and  Co-Chairman of the Congressional Joint Inquiry into the  Intelligence Community Activities Before and After the Attacks of September 11, 2001:

“Cover-up is a fairly passive action. You put something away and keep it out of the vision of other people who might wish to see it. Aggressive deception is where you try to change the narrative in an untruthful way, and then you keep the material that would provide the truth away from the people. So the only thing they see and are exposed to is the false narrative.”

"...the most important reason is to avoid the corrosive effect that government secrecy can have on a democracy. The nation that denies its people information about what it is doing in their name is a nation slogging down a dark alley of public suspicion toward decline and mediocrity. As Daniel Patrick Moynihan put it, 'Secrecy is for losers.' "

Former Sen. Bob Graham served in the U.S. Senate from 1987-2005 and as Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Senator Graham led the joint congressional investigation into 9/11.