Earlier this week Republican Congressional candidate Bob Turner told The Daily News that he thought the federal 9/11 health care bill, known as the Zadroga bill, was too broad, and shouldn’t apply to volunteers who worked at the site in the days and weeks after the attacks.
Today the David Weprin campaign released a robo-call going out to district residents and featuring John Feal, who volunteered to remove debris down at Ground Zero and lost part of his foot due to his work down there.
The script of the robo-call is below and you can listen to it here
Hi, this is John Feal, I was a volunteer first responder, horribly injured at Ground Zero. I fought hard for years to pass the Zadroga 9/11 Health Act which provides crucial health care and compensation for all first responder volunteers and their families.
But Congressional candidate Bob Turner doesn’t think this act is a good idea. He should be ashamed of himself. In the New York Daily News he actually said that he doesn’t think the brave men and women who got sick volunteering at Ground Zero in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks deserve federal health benefits.
It’s disgraceful. As we approach the tenth anniversary of the attacks, we must all remember the great sacrifices made by New York’s heroes made on that fateful day. Bob Turner should remember too. Thank you and God Bless you all.
Clearly the Weprin campaign are not going to let those comments by Turner go, and some have been speculating that they could mark a turning point in the race.
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