On CSPAN this morning, Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) took a call from a 9-11 Truther. She used the moment to suggest that Truthers have a point.
The caller began the sequence, saying “I have been watching your show, and it is sad to know that you have silenced the voices that talk about building seven on 9/11.” CSPAN’s host defended the network, saying that it has not silenced the Truthers.
Sanchez responded: “I think it is a good thing for people to push and suggest there might be other answers. Honestly, the best information we get comes from constituents who tell us, have you seen this, that document. We have found out a lot of things that way.”
Sanchez did not go into detail regarding what helpful hints about 9-11 that Truthers have brought to her or other representatives.
9-11 is one of the most investigated events in history. The FBI’s investigation alone was the agency’s largest in its history. Truthers suggest a variety of discredited theories, ranging from the entire terrorist attack being a inside job, to the Bush administration allowing it to happen so that it could push for wars it already wanted and to push for increased domestic surveillance. The evidence is not on their side, to say the least.
Prominent Democrats including former Vermont governor and presidential candidate Howard Dean have openly flirted with Truther conspiracy theories in the past.