An Arizona state Senator who went public with questions
over the official government version of events on 9/11 has provided
further details of her position and why she chose to make her
"I guess I define myself as a truth seeker,
that is what I want, I want to find the truth." says Senator
Karen Johnson, representative of Mesa’s District 18 for
nearly two decades.
In an short interview (see video below), the Republican
Senator explained that in the many in the Arizona legislature
have privately told her they agree with her position but are too
afraid or are unable to start asking the same questions themselves.
Johnson echoed her previous statements when she told Capitol reporters
"There are many of us that believe there's been a cover-up."
"There are so many unanswered questions regarding
9/11 and there never ever would have even been a Commission called
for by Mr Bush and the Federal Government if it hadn't have been
for the Jersey Girls." Johnson said, referring to the activist
group of widowed mothers and wives from New Jersey
and New York who have continued to question the events of 9/11.
"When Bush appointed Henry Kissinger, of all
people, to head up that Commission, those Jersey Girls asked for
a press conference with him. They went in there and started asking
him about all his ties with the Bin Laden family... and he backed
down." She continued.
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Senator Johnson was attacked
by the media for voicing her questions over 9/11
last week in the midst of a controversial debate concerning a
9/11 memorial in Arizona which contains phrases and thoughts of
The Arizona state Senate voted on legislation concerning
what sort of remembrance phrases the 9/11 Memorial should include.
The legislation would have extracted some locutions that were
critical of the U.S. and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
A vote in the Senate Appropriations Committee had the measure
passing narrowly - until it came to Johnson, whose vote against
changing the memorial's phrases created a tie, killing the legislation
As Johnson explains in the video, the monument was privately
funded, placed on privately owned land with no State involvement.
Therefore, in her opinion, the State should not claim authority
over what appears on the monument, and should not claim to preside
over people's opinions of the 9/11 attacks.
As shown in the video below, some of the phrases also hint at
government prior knowledge of the attacks and the backing off
of the intelligence agencies in the months prior to 9/11. Thanks
to Karen Johnson these will remain on the monument for now.
"Who are we as a legislature to tell these private folks
what they can and can't do with that monument?" Johnson commented.
However, she will not continue in office after this
year despite serving nearly two decades, because as she explains:
"I can't handle serving any longer with the
folks that I sit with... The majority of them are more worried
about passing a bill about talking on your cell phone as you go
down the freeway than the fact that our country is falling down