Third District Republican Congressman Walter Jones has joined Massachusetts Democrat Stephen Lynch calling for the release of additional documents related to the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.
The two filed a resolution urging the Obama administration to declassify 28 pages of a joint investigation by the House and Senate intelligence committees.
The 28 pages have remained classified since the findings were released in 2002.
Congressman Jones says, “Twelve years after the United States suffered a horrendous attack on our own soil, the families of the victims deserve to know all the facts concerning that tragic day. Furthermore, the information contained in the redacted pages is critical to our foreign policy moving forward and should thus be available to the American public. If the 9/11 hijackers had outside help – particularly from one or more foreign governments – the press and the public have a right to know what our government has or has not done to bring justice to all of the perpetrators.”
Lynch said in a statement that he recently had the opportunity to review the classified section and believes the information should be made public.
Lynch said the 28 pages "contain information that is vital to a full understanding of the events and circumstances surrounding this tragedy" and that the family of the victims and the American people deserve a full accounting of the events.