(TargetLiberty.org) – President Biden visited a military base to commemorate the three terrorist attacks that had taken place on 9/11 twenty-two years ago. However many criticized this choice as Biden was the first U.S. President to not visit any of the attack sites or spend the day in the White House.
On Monday, Biden delivered a speech at the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska following his trip to India and Vietnam for the G20 summit. Biden stated about his international trips that they were critical for ensuring that the U.S. would continue to have a broad array of partners and allies who are going to help the country deal with any security threats. He added that these were essential for creating a safer world for “our children” and that on days like this people were reminded that it is not guaranteed that they will have another day.
The president started off his speech by remarking that “we never forget” and that the distance between New York’s ground zero and the military base in Alaska was not reducing the pain felt on days like this. Many Republicans have attacked Biden for not visiting any of the attack sites on 9/11. However, Vice President Kamala Harris attended the commemorative events at ground zero, while First Lady Jill Biden went to the Pentagon.
The Republican presidential candidate told Fox News that the President needed to have been in one of the attack sites in the same way he needed to have been in East Palestine, Ohio, or Hawaii. He added that the events of September 11 had fundamentally shaken America and that never forgetting is a “great message to send.”
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