Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement:
“Nineteen years later, we remember the lives lost in our nation’s worst terrorist attack. We honor the lives of those we lost and the brave and selfless responders who put themselves in harm’s way to save their fellow Americans.
“Those same law enforcement officers and first responders are now once again placed in harm’s way. This time the attacker is the silent and deadly killer. The coronavirus has claimed more police officers’ lives than any other cause. I’ve heard it said and it’s worth repeating, it didn’t have to be this way.
“Nineteen years ago, we stood together as a nation following one of the worst attacks on American soil. Today, we must do the same. We offer each other the same level of compassion to overcome this pandemic, economic crisis, and social injustices to build our nation back better.
“On this anniversary of September 11, we must recommit ourselves to the values we share as Americans and ensure that hope and compassion always outlast fear and hatred.
“We’ll never forget September 11, 2001.”