DNC: Rudy Giuliani Continues to Remain Silent about 9/11-Linked Death

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DNC: Rudy Giuliani Continues to Remain Silent about 9/11-Linked Death

Wed, 05/30/2007 - 13:20 — admin

May 29, 2007 -- While Rudy Giuliani merrily celebrates his birthday with an "all-day, four-borough bash" in New York City today, he continues to withhold comment on new evidence that the dust from the destruction of the World Trade Center is definitively linked to a death. Giuliani has yet to express regret for not enforcing federal requirements that workers at Ground Zero wear respirators and, as a result, "more than 2,000 New York City firefighters have been treated for serious respiratory problems." [The New York Times, 5/24/07; The New York Times, 5/14/07]

According to the New York Observer, firefighters and 9/11 family members angered by Rudy Giuliani's poor decisions in the aftermath of 9/11 are planning to protest his fundraisers today. The new finding last week supports federal lawsuits filed against the city by firefighters and other Ground Zero recovery workers. [New York Observer, 5/29/07, The New York Times, 5/24/07]

Giuliani's administration was aware of the toxic levels of asbestos in air samples of Ground Zero yet he "sidelined" federal agencies with "extensive disaster response experience," assigning clean-up to an unknown city agency. And Giuliani re-opened sections of Manhattan "despite knowing the air was toxic," "overruling" the city's Department of Environmental Protection which found high levels of asbestos in 27 of 38 tests conducted. [The New York Times, 5/14/07; UPI, 9/7/06; Giuliani, 9/28/01; New York Post, 9/7/06; Daily News, 9/6/06]

"Rudy Giuliani's silence speaks volumes about his weak brand of leadership," said DNC Spokesperson Damien LaVera. "As Giuliani collects campaign cash during his many birthday bashes today, firefighters and Ground Zero recovery workers continue to suffer. Rudy Giuliani should answer questions about whether he regrets not taking the steps necessary to protect them. No doubt, the more Americans learn about Giuliani's poor decision-making after 9/11 and his refusal to take responsibility for it, the more they will question his ability to lead the country."


Giuliani Said Air Was Safe After Tests Showed Otherwise, Overruled Health Experts. In late September 2001, Giuliani flatly denied that air quality at Ground Zero was an issue, saying at a press conference: "The air quality is safe and acceptable. And I know there are people that are concerned about it and people that are worried about it, but that's just the reality." Investigations by the media and the public interest groups revealed documents showing that "New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani re-opened sections of downtown Manhattan weeks after the 9/11 attacks despite knowing the air was toxic," and that he "overruled" the city's Department of Environmental Protection. 27 of 38 tests before the statement showed high levels of asbestos. [UPI, 9/7/06; Giuliani, 9/28/01; New York Post, 9/7/06; Daily News (New York), 9/6/06(emphasis added)]

Giuliani's Administration Hid Findings of Contamination. "Government documents uncovered by this column since 9/11 showed city and federal officials hid important information about the true extent of contamination. The city's Department of Environmental Protection, for example, found high levels of asbestos in 27 of the first 38 air samples it took in lower Manhattan before Sept. 17, 2001. But the city didn't publicly disclose those results until five months later." [Daily News (New York), 9/6/06]

Source: DNC