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A group 1,800 family members of Americans who died in the Sept. 11th attacks has written President Biden urging him not to visit any memorials to the incident until he agrees to declassify government information on the role of Saudi Arabia.
The families and people directly impacted by the attacks are demanding Biden uphold a campaign statement to err on the side of putting out government information – and say they won't support him visiting Ground Zero to mark the 20th anniversary of the attacks.
'Twenty years later, there is simply no reason – unmerited claims of “national security” or otherwise – to keep this information secret,' the letter signed by 1,800 family members and others said.
'We understand President Biden's desire to mark the solemn occasion of the 20th anniversary at Ground Zero. However, we cannot in good faith, and with veneration to those lost, sick, and injured, welcome the president to our hallowed grounds until he fulfills his commitment,' they wrote.
Brett Eagleson, who's father Bruce Eagleson was killed in the attack on the World Trade Center, helped gather the signatures.
He told DailyMail.com: 'We look forward to President Biden ending this 20 year nightmare. If he does so, he will be a true hero not only for the 9/11 community but for all Americans for standing up for what’s right and just and having the courage to do what his predecessors would not.'
The White House said Friday that Biden 'remains committed to that pledge he made during the campaign,' Press Secretary Jen Psaki said.
She said the administration has had multiple meetings with family members over their document requests, but said any steps on the matter would be undertaken by the Justice Department.
The signatories point to Biden's nuanced commitment in a 2020 letter to the families, who have also brought litigation against the government of Saudi Arabia seeking compensation.
'I intend to be a President for all Americans, and will hear all of their voices. The 9/11 Families are right to seek full truth and accounta... (Read more)
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