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Families of 9/11 victims tell Biden not to attend memorial until he declassifies intel on the attack

Some families of 9/11 victims are telling President Biden not to attend memorial services unless his administration declassifies intel on the attack.

In 2020, one of Biden’s campaign promises was to release classified 9/11 government intelligence. 1,800 individuals directly impacted by the attacks signed a letter requesting the president’s absence if he does not uphold this promise. “Twenty years later, there is simply no reason – unmerited claims of ‘national security’ or otherwise – to keep this information secret,” the letter stated.

“But if President Biden reneges on his commitment and sides with the Saudi government, we would be compelled to publicly stand in objection to any participation by his administration in any memorial ceremony of 9/11.”

When a reporter asked White House press secretary Jen Psaki about the release of documents linking Saudi Arabia to the attacks, she said, “President Biden made a commitment to 9/11 families to ask the Department of Justice to work constructively on resolving issues relating to the previous administration’s invocation of the state secrets privilege.”

She continued, “Including adhering to guidance issued in the Obama Biden administration that the invocation of such a privilege be narrowly tailored and not be undertaken to prevent embarrassment to a person or organization.” The DOJ will be responsible for the release of documents, and Biden has yet to pressure them to do so before the 20th memorial of the September 11th attacks.

In 2001, nearly 3,000 individuals died after al Qaeda terrorists hijacked airplanes into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania. Saudi Arabia’s role in the attack is unclear; although 19 of the terrorists were from the country, this led thousands of victims to sue Saudi Arabia. To this day, 9/11 is regarded as the worst terrorist attack on America, one which led us into a 20-year war.

ARTICLE: ANTOINETTE AHO

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE
PHOTO CREDITS: NATIONAL REVIEW

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Antoinette is a community college student in Sacramento, California. She is a Politics Editor at Fact Based America, a correspondent for Campus Reform, and a student journalist. She previously worked for Turning Point USA as a High School Coordinator.

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