Reps. Walter Jones (R-NC) and Steven Lynch (D-Mass.) will hold what they call “a bipartisan press conference,” on Wednesday, March 12, along with 9/11 family representatives, to demand that President Obama and the White House declassify the censored 28-page section of the report by the Congressional Joint Inquiry on the 9/11 attacks. The suppressed pages, widely reported to deal with the central role of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in sponsoring and financing the 9/11 hijackers, were classified by then-President George W. Bush in 2003, and Obama — despite his promises to the 9/11 families — has refused to declassify the 28 pages, even as he prepares to travel to Saudi Arabia to meet with Saudi royals later this month.
According to both Jones’ office, and a March 8 story in the New York Post, Reps. Jones and Lynch will be joined in the press conference by representatives of the group “9/11 Families United for Justice Against Terrorism.” This will include Sharon Premoli, who was pulled from the rubble in the World Trade Center, who has said that the U.S. government’s suppression of this information looks like “a coverup to protect Saudi potentates.”
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In an interview in late November, former Senator Bob Graham, who co-chaired the Joint Inquiry, pointed to what’s at stake over the disclosure of the Saudi role in sponsoring the 9/11 hijackers: “If in fact the Saudi government was the source of financial, logistical support, [and] provision of anonymity that allowed these people to stay in the country such a long time and go undiscovered; if they were part of the system that made that happen, think of what it would mean to U.S.-Saudi relations today. It would be a complete overturning of the premises upon which we have been dealing with Saudi Arabia, that it was a loyal ally of the United States…”
Rep. Jones was quoted by the New York Post as saying that, “We realize this is going to be an ongoing effort over the next few months to build the number of members who join the resolution.” There are now five co-sponsors in addition to Jones and Lynch. “They’ve all read the 28 pages, and they have joined and agree with the families that they should be made public,” Jones added. “The families have a right to the 28 pages and so do the American people.”
The five additional co-sponsors, beside Jones and Lynch, are: Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA], Michael Grimm [R-NY], Thomas Massie [R-KY], Steve Stockman [R-TX], and Alcee Hastings [D-FL].