Whitman's son was in Building 7 on 9/11
In her testimony today, Christie Todd Whitman revealed that her son was in Building 7 on 9/11:
"Whitman finally boiled over when Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) told her she was obfuscating by bringing up the danger faced by her own family to prove her actions were motivated only by concern.
"My son was in building seven that day," Whitman nearly shouted, stabbing at her desk with her hands after Ellison asked if her calm statements might have been too broad."
I couldn't find anything that says what her son, Taylor, does, or why he was in WTC7. Anyone?
Christie Todd Whitman is currently nominated to be a director at United Technologies:
United Technologies Corporation (UTC) (NYSE: UTX) is an American multinational conglomerate based in Hartford, Connecticut, and is the 20th largest U.S. manufacturer. UTC is a $37 billion company that researches, develops, and manufactures products in numerous areas, including aircraft engines, helicopters, heating and cooling, fuel cells, elevators and escalators, fire and security, building systems, and industrial products, among others.
The core group of United Technologies companies was founded in 1929 as United Aircraft and Transport Corporation, by the merger of Boeing, Chance Vought, Hamilton Standard, Pratt & Whitney, and Sikorsky Aircraft. As a result of the Air Mail Act in 1934, United Aircraft and Transport broke up into three independent companies: Boeing, United Aircraft, and United Airlines. Vought was spun off as an independent business in 1954, but otherwise, United Aircraft maintained its original corporate structure and concentration in the aerospace and defense industries well into the 1970s.
In addition to being married into the Bush family, check out Whitman's other associations with 9/11-related individuals:
During the Nixon administration, Whitman worked in the Office of Economic Opportunity under the leadership of Donald Rumsfeld. She also conducted a national outreach tour for the Republican National Committee, was Deputy Director of the New York State Office in Washington, and worked on aging issues for the Nixon campaign and administration.
From 1988 to 1990 she served as President of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities in the cabinet of Gov. Thomas Kean.
Whitman was co-chair, with Bush, of the 1996 Republican National Convention.
She is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.