David Weprin, Democratic candidate for Congress in New York's Ninth Congressional District, released the following statement in response to Bob Turner's claim that the Zadroga 9/11 Health Bill should not
cover sick volunteers. Turner's statements were published in an article in the New York Daily News today.
"I'm absolutely appalled by the fact that anyone would oppose assistance for the brave volunteers who sacrificed their own health--and in, some cases, lives--to help victims and clean up Ground Zero.
Mr. Turner's criticism of the 9/11 Zadroga Health Bill is an embarrassment to New York, and Bob Turner should be ashamed of himself. That tragic day and in the weeks following, these exceptional volunteers ignored their own lives, their own health, and their own livelihoods to help us, to restore our city. I would hope that any American, let alone someone who wants to represent New York City in Congress, would appreciate their contribution."