Hillary Clinton seized the opportunity presented by Sunday the 21st Anniversary of September 11 attacks on New York and Washington to make thinly veiled attack on extremism and division fueled by Donald Trump, as she called for return to national unity.
former US secretary of state and first lady sparked a bipartisan mood of country in commemoration of 11 September attack in which are almost 3000 people were killed.
“We were able to unite as a country in that terrible time, we put aside differences. I wish we could find ways of doing it again” she told CNN. in and interview for state of Union politics show on Sunday morning.
It was retracted how as a Democratic US Senator for New York, in 2001 she flew over burning debris of World Trade Center in the disaster area known as Ground Zero, in lower Manhattan, and went on air promise her steadfastness support for Republican President George W. Bush’s efforts to lead US response.
Clinton noted that she met with Bush and asked for $20 billion in federal funds for rebuild. “And he said, ‘You got it,'” she told CNN host Dana Basch.
Clinton’s cry for passage of such national union then led her to a passionate attack on turn to extremism in American politics, although without mentioning Trump, former republican president who maybe some more run again in 2024, by name.
She said 9/11 reminded Americans “of how it’s impossible to try and deal with it with extremism of of any kind, especially when it uses violence to achieve political and ideological goals.”
In another implicit reference to Trump’s “Make America Great Again” (Maga) right-wing movement, she on to say that “very loud, very powerful, a very determined minority wants to impose their views on on rest of us. It’s time for everything, regardless of party say no it’s not who we’re like America.”
Clinton’s remarks came on the morning the US turned 21 of Al Qaeda attacks on Twin Towers in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, as well as Flight 93, a hijacked plane that crashed into a field. in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Joe Biden laid a wreath at the Pentagon, where he recalled that “terror hit us on that brilliant blue morning,” but not destroy “character of this nation that the terrorists sought to injure.”
Biden, who lost his first wife and their daughter to car crash what also wounded two of their sons and then lost one of those sons, Bo, said to the raku: “I know for all of you who lost someone that 21 years is a whole life and there is no time at all.
The President of the United States was joined in Heavy Rain, General Mark Milley, Chairman of joint chiefs committee of staff, and defense secretary Lloyd Austin, who talking about the day of horror and losses” as 2.977 people were killed by a blow of four passenger planes hijacked by terrorists.
First lady Jill Biden held a wake at the memorial in Shanksville, accompanied by his sister Bonnie Roberts, whom Biden initially feared she might have lost that day as she was a flight attendant. for United Airlines, which suffered two of hijackings, but turned out not to have flown that morning.
Kamala Harris and others second gentleman, her husband Doug Emhoff, joined celebration at the National 9/11 Memorial in New York.
The Vice President traditionally did not speak, allowing the commemoration to be led by reading of names of those who died and moments of silence in commemoration points when the hijacked planes collided with each of towers.
But in Interview with Meet the press on NBC, broadcast on Sunday she said of America reputation how world role model for democracy is under threat.
She quoted challenges from the right wing to fair elections, including attack on US Capitol on January 6, 2021 in an attempt to undo the defeat of Donald Trump by Joe Biden and the reluctance of extremist Republicans to condemn it, while also fielding many candidates in current elections who still refuse to accept true result.
“I think it’s a threat… it’s very dangerous and I think it’s very harmful. And it does us weaker,” she said.
She is added that, in meeting with foreign leaders, the United States “historically had the honor and privilege of holding our head up as a protector and example of a great democracy. And it then gives us legitimacy and the right to speak about the importance of democratic principles rule of law, human rights….through process of what we’ve been through, we’re starting allow people to call calls into question our adherence to these principles. And that’s a shame.”
On Sunday Kevin McCarthy, Republican Minority Leader in USA house of Representatives lashed out at the Biden administration.
“twenty one years ago we had a commander-in-main [George W Bush] who united the country, not divided it,” McCarthy told Fox News. He said should the Republicans take back control of house in November midterm elections, “we would build the nation is safe. We watched democratic politics make it deadliest of America (sic) in in last 20 years.”