Kevin McCarthy visited New York on Monday to lay a wreath at Ground Zero with the sister of the pilot killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Photos obtained by DailyMail.com confirmed the House Speaker and Debra Burlingham laying a wreath and placing American flags and flowers at the 9/11 Memorial in Manhattan’s South End.
Burlingham’s brother, Charles “Chic” Burlingham, was the pilot of American Airlines Flight 77, en route from Washington Dulles International Airport to Los Angeles, before it was hijacked by terrorists and crashed into the Pentagon.
All 64 people on board the plane were killed, along with another 125 people that day at the headquarters of the US Department of Defense.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy laid a wreath Monday at the 9/11 Memorial in New York with Debra Burlingame, whose brother, pilot Charles “Chick” Burlingame, was killed when his plane was hijacked in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
On Monday, the duo laid a wreath and placed American flags and flowers at the Burlingham Brother’s Identity Monument at the Ground Zero Memorial.
It was not immediately clear if McCarthy was attending another event in New York, but he stopped by News Corporation to set up an in-studio interview with Fox & Friends.
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McCarthy and Burlingame paid tribute to the victims of the wreath attack.
They then walked to a fountain where California Republicans placed flowers and an American flag to honor the dead pilot.
The duo was adopted by Ground Zero’s tough security personnel.
Posting some photos from the wreath-laying, McCarthy wrote on Twitter: “New York @Sept11Memorial to honor all those lost on one of the most horrific days in American history.”
It’s unclear if McCarthy had a different company in the Northeast, but he did appear in the Fox & Friends studio on Monday morning.
Burlingham’s brother piloted America Airlines Flight 77, which took off from Washington’s Reagan National Airport on September 11, 2001, before it was hijacked by terrorists and crashed into the Pentagon, killing all on board and 125 people who were trapped in the building that day.
“I join the family of Charles Burlingham, the pilot and American hero who lost his life on American Airlines Flight 77,” he continued. “We will never forget.”
It is unclear whether McCarthy is based in the Northeast with another company, and his team has not commented to DailyMail.com about whether he may have other assignments in New York.
However, the speaker was on point in the Fox & Friends studio on Monday morning.
It is also unclear why Monday was chosen because it is the day to honor and honor Burlingham’s brother at the 9/11 memorial.
McCarthy and Burlingame had been received by a large security element
Memorial guests and bystanders stopped to watch McCarthy and Burlingham’s wreath-laying ceremony