ABC News’ Political Radar Blog: Rudy Cant Escape Firestorm
"Even though Republican '08 hopeful and former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani is not speaking at the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Conference in Washington today, his detractors will be coming to see him.
Led by civil rights attorney Norman Siegel, a group of 9/11 families and firefighters will hold a press conference outside Giuliani's fundraiser at the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers tonight. They will argue that 'America's Mayor' is no hero and that he should not run for president.
Mr. Giuliani was invited to the IAFF Conference in Washington but says that due to scheduling conflicts on both sides he was unable to participate. The IAFF though has made clear that they do not think highly of Giuliani. In a letter dated March 9th, IAFF President Harold Schaitberger wrote that Giuliani's 'egregious treatment of our 343 fallen on 9/11, their families and our members following that horrific day' led them to consider not inviting Giuliani at all."