Matt Gaetz offered several defenses of Rudy Giuliani visiting Ukraine this past week, saying that while it is "weird," Americans should give him "the benefit of the doubt" because of his role after 9/11.
"We all remember what this neighborhood was like in the days and weeks following the attacks. You've earned our respect, our attention and also this healthcare. I don't care how many EPA secretaries said it was safe here, none of us are idiots."
"I could certainly not understand the weight of the pain that the victims of the families of 9/11 must feel. But I think it is really important for us to make sure that we are not forgetting the aftermath of what happened after 9/11," Omar said.
"Abhorrent that you use a day of remembrance for the victims and heroes to shamelessly plug and justify your attacks on communities of color," the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services said.
There are thousands of accounts from that day that are lost forever. However, there are some, whether shared by survivors or memorialized through electronic recordings, that help show some of the greatest aspects of the human spirit.