Friday, August 10, 2007

9/11 workers outraged by new Rudy claim

Proving he has a size 9-C mouth, Republican Presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani told reporters he was at Ground Zero "as often, if not more" than the rescue and recovery teams there.

"I was at Ground Zero as often, if not more, than most of the workers. I was there working with them. I was exposed to exactly the same things they were exposed to. So in that sense, I'm one of them." -- Rudy Giuliani, campaigning in Cincinnati, Aug 9, 2007
That didn't sit well with 9/11 first responders. From the NY Daily News:

His statement rang false to Queens paramedic Marvin Bethea, who said he suffered a stroke, posttraumatic stress disorder and breathing problems after responding to the attacks.... "Standing there doing a photo-op and telling the men, 'You're doing a good job,' I don't consider that to be working," said Bethea, 47.

The International Association of Firefighters has already been circulating a 13-minute DVD critical of Mr Giuliani's actions toward first responders following 9/11. (NYDN)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Seek the truth--The NYC firefighters know the real deal