The Ticket emailed and placed numerous calls to Giuliani's office, but has yet to hear a response. The Senate's obstruction of a vote on the 9/11 responders bill devastated other prominent New York-area politicians. A New York Times photographer even captured the image of Democratic New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in tears inside the Senate, being consoled by the state's other Senate Democrat, Charles Schumer.
"We are gravely disappointed," Gillibrand, a sponsor of the bill, told reporters. "I find [it] to be morally reprehensible." Schumer labeled it simply "a sad day for America."
We'll provide an update if we hear back from Giuliani's office.
UPDATE: Mayor Giuliani got back to us and issued a call for "bipartisan cooperation" on the bill.
(Photo: AP/Robert F. Bukaty)
- New York Times photographer
- Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani