Reports show that the White House’s justification for why President Biden skipped a memorial service at a location associated with the 9/11 attacks is invalid.
Biden was in Hanoi, Vietnam, on the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on US soil.
Fox News’ Peter Doocy stated that the White House told him that presidents didn’t visit Pearl Harbor twenty years after the bombing.
However, the evidence does not seem to support this assertion.
On December 7, 2020, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library said on its X account that 22 years after the assault, the late Democratic president had visited the USS Arizona in 1963.
President Kennedy paid his respects to the victims of the surprise assault by visiting the USS Arizona Memorial. According to the Presidential Library’s report, the nation commemorated the anniversary of the Pearl Harbor assault.
In the years after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, most sitting presidents have visited one of the three monuments built in New York City, the Pentagon, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. In contrast to previous presidents, neither George W. Bush nor Barack Obama visited any of the three assault sites on the anniversary of the attacks but instead marked the occasion in the White House.
On Monday, the 22nd anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, 2,977 Americans died in New York City and the Pentagon.
On his way back from Asia, Biden stopped in Alaska to remember the victims of the attacks.
According to a report, President Biden’s incoherent remarks at a memorial service for the victims of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, which included a sports-related joke and a lie that he had been at Ground Zero in Manhattan the day after the World Trade Center collapsed, were widely panned.
On September 12, 2001, Biden reportedly delivered a speech on the Senate floor while in Washington, DC, as reported by C-SPAN’s coverage of Senate proceedings. According to the minutes, the Senate convened in the morning, then at 2:00 p.m. ET that same day, a confidential briefing was conducted for all senators.