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Welcome back everybody the Obama administration wants all government officials on the same page the September 11.
And to do so they've issued guidelines telling federal agencies exactly Howell to observe the tenth anniversary of those.
Guidelines which actually directs people to perhaps downplay the role of al-Qaeda not sitting well members of congress congressman Michael Graham is -- congressman.
-- a first responder on 9/11 joins us to talk about congressman always good to see here into the -- of these guidelines seem a bit murky here because a lot of people say they really haven't seen them they don't know what's in numb but it seems like a lot of people have an opinion that the White House is trying to downplay.
The role of al-Qaeda.
In the September 11 attacks is that what you're hearing what I think it's more than that -- broadly -- you've seen the guidelines are not.
The fact that the president put out guidelines is the problem this is emblematic of this administration.
And the direction at this country is headed.
The American people know how to mourn.
How to reflect how to think upon this day specially as a New Yorker is a first responder this is some is very visceral very very personal.
The idea that the White House is going to give me guidelines on how -- need to do this is reprehensible and again.
The more government you have the less personal liberties and I think this epitomizes that how I reflect on 9/11 is certainly a personal liberty.
And and think that the president of the United States.
Would put out a -- -- because what I'm not capable of doing it myself and I think that goes to the arrogance and hubris of this administration.
And one of the ways you wanna observe 9/11 is going to be in the sense included in some legislation that you want to introduce and will on Wednesday if yes -- everybody about -- And I will be.
Dropping legislation as soon as we get back in congress is in session.
To make a national monument out of the 9/11 cross we've heard about this I being.
And the the -- -- they don't want in the museum and then and again let me just say it is not about christianity.
This cross was a symbol of comfort and hope for 9/11 first responders for families for all those that will point of this.
You know horrific correct terrorist attack and it's part of the healing process it's part of that closure and it's part of the history.
Of of -- situation.
And I mean I -- situation -- -- about from the attack all the way through till today where people are still trying to heal and put their lives back together.
One of the things also that we don't we're not privy to a lot of this private security information.
Hearing rumblings all Americans need to be vigilant one of the guidelines is to listen to warning Americans it must be prepared for another attack.
Scary here on the tenth anniversary.
That's the reality of the world changed on 9/11.
The United States changed forever we will always have to remain vigilant unfortunately.
Terrorism threat of terrorism is is part of the world we live in now.
And it is incumbent upon all Americans to look for things that may be out of the ordinary whether it be a package left alone -- -- something someone acting oddly.
These that this is now the world we live in and I will tell you just came back from Israel it's a part of the culture for Israelis they've had to deal with this for many generations and now -- the United States has to do this thing.
All right congressman Michael Grimm also United States -- good -- -- is a rough thing to look real legislation this week haven't really had a good Labor Day as well.
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