A Democrat criticizes the 9/11 Commission-Truth!

Democratic Senator Zell Miller’s Questioning of the 9/11 PanelTruth!

Summary of eRumor:

Said to be a speech on April 8 by Senator Zell Miller on the floor of the U.S. Senate questioning the usefulness of the September 11 commission, a government panel investigating the events of the Attack on America.

The Truth:

The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks on the United States was created by congress in late 2002 and the legislation was signed by President Bush.

It has become informally known as the “9/11 Commission” and it was created to look into the circumstances surrounding the Attack on America on September 11, 2001 and to generate a report about its findings.

In a presidential election season, the war in Iraq has become a key political issue and one of the tensions surrounding the creating and function of the commission has been to what extent Democrats could use the war to defeat the president at the polls.

Senator Zell Miller is a Democrat representing the state or Georgia but who is also supporting the reelection of President George W. Bush.

Senator Miller did make the speech that is referenced in the email, but according to his U.S. Senate website, it was on March 30, not April 8.