Congressman Jim Moran, D-VA, turned a 9/11 ceremony into a political blame game:
But Moran then maneuvered into more sensitive ground, suggesting that the country was not safer and intimating that the Bush administration’s foreign policy was headed in the wrong directions.
“More people hate us,” Moran said, a comment that drew an outburst from the crowd.
Family member who lost a loved one responds:
“My brother died on 9/11 – don’t make this political,” a woman in audience cried out.
Congressman MorOn has been involved in controversy before:
Moran has been trailed by allegations of anti-Semitism since he said last year that “leaders in the Jewish community” could have averted the Iraq war. Last week, longtime pollster Alan Secrest acrimoniously quit Moran’s campaign, alleging that the congressman had made another anti-Semitic comment in a closed-door meeting with advisers.