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Women of 'The View' express outrage over the low number of lawmakers who attended 9/11 moment of silence: 'Shameful'

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The women on "The View" unloaded on U.S. lawmakers who didn't attend any moments of silence on Wednesday. Wednesday marked the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States.

What are the details?

During Wednesday's show, co-host Whoopi Goldberg said that only 26 percent of lawmakers made it to the steps of the U.S. Capitol to observe a moment of silence.

According to Mediaite, more than 100 members of Congress stood alongside party leaders House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif). The outlet reported that, according to "The View," more than 300 other leaders did not stand at the Capitol to observe the moment of silence.

"We don't know why they weren't there, but this might not have been the right day to screw around with the optics, I'm just saying," Goldberg said. "This was a moment that affected everyone in this country."

She added, "Every one of you people — every one of you should be out there."

Co-host Meghan McCain blasted the move as "shameful."

Goldberg went on to point out that 9/11 didn't just affect those living in New York City, and that terrorists came to America for America.

"Not just New Yorkers," Goldberg said. "[Terrorists] came for America. They hit us here first and then went other places to take us, to try to take us down. That affected many more people than just us here, and this is an American issue."

She went on to point out to the missing House members that every last one of them should have attended the 9/11 moment of silence.

"[E]very one of you people — every one of you — should be out there, honoring what you didn't have to do, that they did."

What else?

Other ceremonies commemorating the victims of the terrorist attack were held at Ground Zero in New York City, as well as the Pentagon, and the Flight 93 National Memorial near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

In remarks from the Pentagon, President Donald Trump said, "For every American who lived through that day, the September 11 attack is seared into our soul. It was a day filled with shock, horror, sorrow and righteous fury."

"For the families who join us, this is your anniversary of personal and permanent loss. It's the day that has replayed in your memory 1,000 times over: the last kiss, the last phone call, the last time hearing those precious words, 'I love you,'" he added.

You can read the president's full remarks here.

President Trump honors 9/11 victims and heroes at Pentagon www.youtube.com

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