House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other members of Congress observed a moment of silence earlier in the day to mark the 18th anniversary of the tragic events, but the outspoken Goldberg wasn’t satisfied with the turnout.
“Not everyone is honoring moments of silence, apparently only 26 percent of House members showed up to the moment of silence on the steps on the Capitol this morning,” Goldberg said after a conversation about public school students honoring the victims.
Co-host Meghan McCain called the lack of attendance “shameful,” but Goldberg wasn’t finished explaining why remembering 9/11 victims is crucial for all Americans.
NY PASSES 9/11 MOMENT OF SILENCE LAW FOR SCHOOLS: The co-hosts discuss how students will have a way to honor and understand the history after a new law “allows for a brief moment of silence” in the state’s public schools on the anniversary. https://t.co/AeiL5FvlPg pic.twitter.com/9KbLbx4DYX— The View (@TheView) September 11, 2019
“We don’t know why they weren’t there, but this might not have been the right day to screw around with the optics. I’m just saying, this is a moment that affected everyone in this country. Not just New Yorkers. They came for America,” Goldberg said. “They hit us here first and then went other places to take us, try to take us down. That affected many more people than just us here, and this is an American issue.”