State senators under fire for comparing climate change to 9/11

The banner shows a plane pointed at the twin towers with the words "climate change" on it.

News 12 Staff

Mar 9, 2022, 5:29 PM

Updated 769 days ago

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Two state senators are coming under fire for posing behind a banner comparing climate change to the 9/11 tragedy.
Sens. Rachel May (D-53rd District) and Robert Jackson (D-31st District) can be seen in a photo from a rally in Albany this week.
The banner shows a plane pointed at the twin towers with the words "climate change" on it.
Sen. Mike Martucci (R- 42nd District) tells News 12 he's outraged. "To take the tragic loss of nearly 3,000 people and to equate that to something like climate change or to use that to forward a political agenda, is more than inappropriate. It's just unbelievable."
May posted an apology on Twitter that said, "I apologize sincerely to all New Yorkers and call upon the organizers to similarly condemn this message."


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