9-11 Family Declines Obama White House Invite: "It's Nothing But a Photo-Op" (Video)
At least one 9-11 family declined to meet with Obama today. They called it a photo-op.
The Obama Administtation carefully selected 50 9-11 families to join them at the White House this week. At least one declined.
The Sun-Sentinel reported:
As 50 carefully selected families prepare to join President Barack Obama for a ceremony at the World Trade Center site Thursday, one of the invited 9/11 families have decided to pass on the Commander-in-chief’s visit.
Although many consider it to be a once in a lifetime invitation, the Vigiano family of Deer Park, Long Island have respectfully declined.
“If this form letter was the invitation, it was kinda lame,” John Vigiano told PIX 11 News when describing the email invitation sent to him from the White House…
…Jeannie Evans, of Elmont, who lost her baby brother firefighter Robert Evans on 9/11 will also not be there Thursday. She wasn’t invited.
“I guess I feel lucky and leftout,” Evans said as she held a picture of her brother. “Its always a select few. Is it fair? No. We all have voices.”
Evans says she will probably watch Obama’s visit on television but wishes she could ask him a few questions.
“Why not show us proof, that Bin Laden was killed? I would like to see that,” wondered Evans.