July 16, 2012
A small group of 9/11 victims’ families is contesting the 9/11 memorial’s decision to bar politicians from speaking at this year’s commemoration ceremony on the anniversary of the 2001 terror attacks.
The group, led by retired Fire Department of New York Deputy Chief Jim Riches, called the National September 11 Memorial and Museum “totally hypocritical because banning the governors (of New York and New Jersey) from speaking is the ultimate political decision.”
“No one individual or group should unilaterally make this decision not allowing Gov. (Andrew) Cuomo and Gov. (Chris) Christie to speak on 9/11,” it added.