McCaskill Statement on the 16th Anniversary of September 11 Terrorist Attack

WASHINGTON – On the 16th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against the United States, U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill—the top Democrat on the Homeland Security Committee and a senior member of the Armed Services Committee—released the following statement:

“Nearly 3,000 Americans lost their lives sixteen years ago in a brutal terrorist attack that shook our country to its core. Today we remember all the lives we lost that day—including the first responders who charged into danger to save others, and the thousands more who’ve heroically signed up to fight and die for our freedoms in the wars that followed. American exceptionalism—the strengths that continue to make us the most powerful country in the world—is what the terrorists cowardly tried, and failed, to destroy that day. I’ll continue working each day to ensure the continued safety and security of Missourians at home and around the world.”