2 state senators criticized after posing with banner comparing climate change to Sept. 11 attacks
Two New York state senators are being criticized after posing with a banner comparing climate change to the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
The banner shows a plane crashing into the World Trade Center. It says "climate change" on the plane, and then "wake up America - 2050 is too late"
The two senators shown in the picture have apologized.
Sen. Rachel May, of Syracuse, tweeted that she didn't see what was on the poster, adding "The imagery on the banner is unacceptable and I would never endorse such a cynical use of our state's history to score cheap points. I apologize sincerely to all New Yorkers and call upon the organizers to similarly condemn this message."
Sen. Robert Jackson, of Manhattan, tweeted in part, "I did not note the details of the artwork and would never support anything that denigrates the memory of all who were impacted by 9/11. The artwork depicted is wrong and I fully reject it."
There's video of Sen. Jackson with a megaphone reading from that poster.