Joe Biden should learn to have some respect for those who died.
He launched a ridiculous attack on the victims of 9/11.
And now he has invited a backlash like he’s never seen before.
For years, Presidents of both parties have participated in 9/11 memorial observances where the planes crashed on that tragic day.
Donald Trump, Barack Obama, and George W. Bush all paid tribute to those who died in either New York City, the Pentagon, or the field in Pennsylvania where Flight 93 went down.
It’s a basic responsibility of a nation’s President to mourn those who died in national tragedies and provide comfort to their families. It should be above politics.
But Joe Biden is breaking tradition in a massive insult to the victims of 9/11.
Because Biden is traveling to a summit in India where he’ll hobnob with world leaders, he won’t be attending any of the memorial site observances.
Instead, he’s briefly stopping over in Alaska.
According to the Associated Press, “President Joe Biden will observe next month’s 22nd anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil at an Alaska military base with service members and their families, the White House announced.”
“Biden will not participate in any of the observances at 9/11 memorial sites in New York City, Virginia or Pennsylvania. Instead, the president will stop in Alaska for a Sept. 11 observance at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage on his way back to Washington after a trip to Asia.”
“Biden is scheduled to travel to India from Sept. 7-10 to attend a summit with other world leaders, followed by a stop in Vietnam.”
Biden could’ve easily made time to go to one of the ceremonies, but instead – and perhaps even more insulting – he’s sending his incompetent, cackling minion Vice President Kamala Harris.
The article continues, “Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff, will participate in the annual observance at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in lower Manhattan.”
“First lady Jill Biden will lay a wreath at the 9/11 memorial at the Pentagon.”
The least Biden could do is show up for ceremonies like this. His popularity with Americans has plummeted and this slap-in-the-face certainly won’t help.
Joe Biden’s refusal to attend one of the 9/11 memorial events is yet another example of his unfitness to hold office.