WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) – Senator Richard Blumenthal is standing with 9/11 families to seek justice and disclosure of concealed information.
Blumenthal attended the 9/11 Memorial Sports Center in Wethersfield on Wednesday. With the 20th anniversary of the attacks just days away, families remain deprived of important documents.
Those documents and evidence are regarding Saudi Arabia’s role in the attacks. Blumenthal and the families are urging Congress to pass the September 11 Transparency Act of 2021, which is a bipartisan legislation to improve transparency regarding federal 9/11 investigations.
“It almost smacks of coverup in some way, that our own government is refusing to disclose documents to American citizens who are trying to hold a foreign government accountable,” Sen. Blumenthal said.
The September 11 Transparency Act of 2021 will ensure that the Department of Justice, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the Director of National Intelligence declassify documents that could identify additional co-conspirators.
“President Trump looked these families in the eye and promised to make these documents available. And then broke that promise,” the senator added.
Brett Eagleson, who lost his father on 9/11, asked, “How is this information that’s 20-years-old still kept secret? How are we standing here today, two weeks away from the 20th year anniversary of 9/11, and me, my mom, and thousands of other Americans do not yet have closure because our government refuses to give us the information that it has?.. I just wanted to re-emphasize that this is absolutely not a political issue. This is not a partisan issue. This is an American issue…9/11 affected everyone.”