'The View' panel slams lawmakers who skipped 9/11 moment of silence: 'Shameful'

'The View' panel slams lawmakers who skipped 9/11 moment of silence: 'Shameful'
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The hosts of "The View" on Wednesday slammed lawmakers who did not attend a moment of silence on the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.

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

"Every one of you people, every one should be out there," she told lawmakers. 

Wednesday was the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, which killed nearly 3,000 people. 

House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPatagonia says to shut stores for a few hours during Global Climate Strike Overnight Health Care — Presented by Partnership for America's Health Care Future — Pelosi unveils signature plan to lower drug prices | Trump says it's 'great to see' plan | Progressives pushing for changes Progressives push for changes to Pelosi drug pricing plan MORE (D-Calif.) posted a video on Twitter of the moment of silence followed by a rendition of "God Bless America."