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05-21-2016, 02:53 PM
Rep. Massie Says Lawmakers Need to Read Classified 28 Pages Before Voting on NDAA

by Sam Sacks
May 18, 2016

One Republican lawmaker on Wednesday urged the release of a secret portion of the congressional 9/11 report, arguing that keeping it classified could “jeopardize national security.”

Appearing on CSPAN’s Washington Journal, Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) said that he read the so-called 28 pages of the 9/11 inquiry, and claimed they could provide “recourse” to the victims of the terrorist attacks.

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“One of the arguments that I’ve made for releasing that report is so that you can discover the chain of culpability or liability for the victims,” Rep. Massie said Wednesday. “They really have no recourse right now and I think these 28 pages can help them.”

The congressman didn’t provide any details of what’s in the document. He said, however, that claims about its release harming national security are overblown.

“Grownups can read this report and see that its not going to jeopardize our national security,” Massie said. “It may damage our relations with other countries—so be it, the truth needs to get out,” he added.

The House of Representatives is currently considering the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)—a military policy bill crafted annually by Congress. Massie said it was a shame that many of his fellow members have not read the 28 pages in order to make an informed vote on the NDAA.

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