Speaking at a memorial service for the victims of the 9/11 attacks in which nearly 3,000 people were murdered by radical Islamic terrorists, a man whose mother was killed in the attacks seemingly ripped House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) for politicizing the attacks.
Nicholas Haros Jr., whose mother, Frances Haros, died on 9/11, started by saying, “Mom, I’ll never forget you with the abundance of love you gave me.”
Then Haros seemingly targeted the Democrats, starting with Pelosi, who referred to the 9/11 attacks as an “incident” in June when she spoke of border enforcement policy. She said at the time, “When we had the 9/11 incident, the commission was formed and they made the recommendations. They made recommendations to protect America, and some were about our borders, and Republicans would not take them up.”
Haros Jr. said, “And one more thing if I may: This year, a representative of the House referred to our loss as just another incident.”
He continued by seemingly targeting Booker, who had focused on an email that he said described Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's views as a Bush White House aide on the use of “racial profiling.” Haros Jr. asserted, “This year, a network commentator said the president’s performance in Helsinki was a traitorous act as was 9/11, and last week, a senator attacked a Supreme Court nominee and called him a racist for alleged comments after 9/11.”
Haros Jr. pleaded, “Stop. Stop. Please stop using the bones and ashes of our loved ones as props in your political theater. Their lives and sacrifices and death are worth so much more. Let’s not trivialize them or us. It hurts.”
He concluded, “To my mom and to all of you and your loved ones, never forget.”