Thirteen years ago today Al Qaeda terrorist took the lives of nearly 3,000 of our fellow Americans.
While the nation has been reflecting on that horrific day as a new threat from ISIS looms and remembering the lives lost two members of Illinois’ congressional delegation forgot to make any mention whatsoever of the day on their official Twitter accounts.
Amnesty advocate Luis Gutierrez’s only tweet of the day was to promote his appearance on 89 WLS where he talked about what else immigration.
— Luis V. Gutierrez (@RepGutierrez) September 11, 2014
Congresswoman Cheri Bustos didn’t even send out any tweets at all today. Her last tweet from Wednesday called for the continuation of the Export-Import Bank.
— Rep. Cheri Bustos (@RepCheri) September 10, 2014
Congressman Brad Schneider also didn’t send out any tweets on Thursday, his last tweet from Wednesday was a photo of his participation with the USO so I’ll give him partial credit.
Proud to participate today in the USO’s Service Project pic.twitter.com/fGZV4pNgXr
— Rep. Brad Schneider (@RepSchneider) September 10, 2014
Every other member of the Illinois delegation commemorated the 9/11 anniversary.
Rep. Bobby Rush simply tweeted a photo of the American flag.
— Bobby L. Rush (@RepBobbyRush) September 11, 2014
This poignant message was sent by Sen. Dick Durbin.
Holding a heavy heart today as we remember those we lost & honor the first responders, especially those that gave their life, 13 yrs ago
— Senator Dick Durbin (@SenatorDurbin) September 11, 2014
Aaron Schock and John Shimkus shared in this tweet.
— Aaron Schock (@aaronschock) September 11, 2014
The rest of Illinois’ congressional delegation continued with the #NeverForget theme and of honoring the victims.
Shame on Gutierrez and Bustos for forgetting this important day on their twitter accounts