EDITOR OF REDSTATE
Van Jones Should Not Get a Pass With an Apology. Barack Obama Should Not Get A Pass by Throwing Him Under the Bus
It is objectively clear that Van Jones is a 9/11 Truther.
I’m also hearing that many in D.C. expect Jones is on his way out and it might come as soon as 5:00 p.m. today — the start of a 3 day weekend with the President out of town so it can all blow over.
Despite Van Jones’ name appearing on a 9/11 Truther petition in 2004, Jones denies any knowledge of the events.
Even though Jones denies any knowledge of the events and failed to demand a retraction, he apologized for the same events.
However, the organization that put together the petition says this is nonsense. Van Jones gave permission to be the petition.
Mike Berger, a spokesman for 911Truth.org, told the Washington Times over the phone that all of the signers had been verified by their group. He said 9/11Truth.org board members “spoke with each person on the list by phone or through email to individually confirm they had added their name to that list.”
The White House, backing off, now says Jones did not “carefully review” the 9/11 truther petition. This is just like Jones not carefully reviewing the fact that he was giving prisoners green jobs with taxpayer dollars.
But there is more to it.
On January 8, 2002, Van Jones participated in a March to demand the truth about 9/11. The march was heavily connected with people who believe 9/11 was an inside job.
There is, however, a greater question: who signed off on a 9/11 truther to work in the White House? Given that he made office statements as recently as a month or two before he started his job, you’d think someone had to give him a pass despite what the vetters found out. Who did that?