Joseph F. Connor

Joseph F. Connor

Joe Connor has testified before the Senate Subcommittee on Foreign Relations regarding President Clinton’sAugust 13 1013 1999 clemency grant to 16 terrorists whose FALN murdered his father Frank Connor, the Senate Judiciary Committee in 2009 during Eric Holder’s confirmation hearing and introduced The Pardon Attorney Reform and Integrity Act to Congress in 2000.  Mr. Connor led the successful 2011 effort to deny parole to the terror leader who refused the Clintons’ 1999 clemency grant.

Having commuted through the WTC on 9/11/01, Connor eye-witnessed the attacks from his nearby office, in which his cousin, his father’s god son was murdered among almost 3,000 others.

As a 9/11 family member Joe spent a week at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in February 2016 observing the 9/11 terror trial motions.

Joe conceived of and co-authored with Mike Duncan the entertaining, exciting, emotional and educational novel, The New Founders  bringing the founding fathers alive in America today taking on 21st century issues using our founding principles.

Joe’s articles have been published in The New York Post, Human Events, Los Angeles Times, Newsmax, National Review Online and The Wall Street Journal. He currently writes on and contributes to, and Mr. Connor has also appeared on several news shows including The Kelly File, Hannity, Hannity & Colmes, Fox & Friends, Varney & Co,  The Steve Malzberg Show, NBC Nightly News, Hardball, America Live as well as various local and nationally syndicated radio programs including Dennis Miller, Mark Levin and Sean Hannity.

Joe was featured in Russian Roulette, a political advertisement in the 2014 Arizona Governor’s race and had a key role in the Citizens United documentary, Hillary the Movie that was the impetus for the Supreme Court’s overturning of the McCain Feingold Campaign Finance law.

In 2013, Joe initiated City College of New York’s shuttering of the student / community center named for FALN bomber, fugitive Guillermo Morales and cop killer Assata Shakur.

Joe received a 2011 award from the National Conference on Jewish Affairs and The United Liberty Alliance and has spoken at several Tax Day rallies.

A 1988 graduate of Villanova University, Joe is married and lives in the NY metropolitan area with his wife and two children. He works in the financial services industry.





  • The Kelly File, America Live w/ Megyn Kelly
    • July, 2016, Terrorism; what have we learned / Islam vs. Christianity
    • July, 2014, raised terrorist Bill Ayers’ connections to Obama and academia
    • September, 2013, remembering victims of 9/11 and bringing justice to the terrorists
    • March, 2013, discussed bin Laden’s son in law to be tried in civilian court
    • November, 2012, questioned allowing Guantanamo detainees to be brought to US prisons
    • August, 2012, debated atheist group’s protesting of the ground zero cross
    • May, 2012, opposed California using 9/11 victims donations to fill budget gaps


  • Fox & Friends
    • August, 2016, US pays ransom to Iran, Hillary Clinton’s FALN terror jailbreak exposed
    • August, 2015, UNC Chapel Hill teaches from 9/11 terrorists’ perspective
    • June 15, 2015, Auctioning 9/11 artifacts to the highest bidder?
    • April 7, 2015, Will NJ release a BLA murderer of a state trooper who was sentenced to life in prison?
    • January 25, 2015, Bringing fugitives back from Cuba
    • December 20, 2014, Justice for fugitive terrorist William Morales in Cuba
    • November 3, 2014, Chris Rock’s SNL monologue making fun of the 9/11 attacks and Freedom Tower
    • April 18, 26, 2014, focused on terror surveillance, stalled trials and 9/11 museum film
    • October, 2013, discussed terrorist trials in NYC and perception of weakness
    • August 17, 19, 2013, focused on absurdity of Million Muslim March on 9/11
    • June, 2013, revisited and raised additional points about terrorists at universities
    • April, 2013, exposed universities with terrorists as faculty and honoring terrorists
    • March, 2013, outrage of Saudi’s being granted most trusted traveler status in US
    • September, 2012, presented The New Founders
    • July, 2012, How can those on the terror watch list be allowed pilot training?
  • America’s News Headquarters
    • March, 2016, will Obama channel Reagan and demand Morales and other fugitives’ return from Cuba? Of course not.
    • January, 2015, remembering Frank Connor on the 40th anniversary of Fraunces Tavern
  • Varney & Co.
    • March, 2016, Will Cuba want GTMO back?
    • August, December, 2015, Parallel Capitulation; establishing relations with Cuba and Iran
  • Hannity / Hannity & Colmes
    • June, 2013, discussed Eric Holder’s involvement in clemency offer to terrorists
    • November, 2008, predicted Eric Holder becoming Attorney General


  • America’s Newsroom
    • May, 2014, defended store at 9/11 Museum


  • FoxNews Latino
    • April, 2015, Fugitives in Cuba


  • Fox Five, New York
    • May 20, May 30, 2015 Return FALN bombmaker Morales from Cuba / clemency for terror leader Lopez
  •  Arizona Gubernatorial Race
  • News 12, New Jersey
    • May, 2015, Normalization of Cuban relations
  • Chasing New Jersey
    • May, 2014, discussed with Meg Baker the store at the 9/11 Museum
  • The Steve Malzberg Show, 2013 – present
    • May, 2016, Bernie Sanders’ pledge to pardon Oscar Lopez
    • March, 2016, Obama capitulates in Cuba
    • December, 2014, Justice to fugitive terrorist William Morales in Cuba
    • September, 2014, Obama’s weakness on terror
    • June, 2014 New York’s Puerto Rican Day parade honors terrorist Oscar Lopez Rivera


  • Dennis Miller Radio Show, 2009 – present, Friend of Show
  • The Gist, January, 2015, 40th anniversary of the Fraunces Tavern bombing
  • Citizens United’s Hillary the Movie, 2008, served as the impetus for the SCOTUS’s overturning of the McCain Feingold campaign finance law
  • NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, 1999, provided thoughts on FALN’s ultimate release
  • Hardball with Chris Matthews, 1999, debated FALN clemency with pro terrorist advocate
  • Watch It! with Laura Ingraham, 1999, fought to keep FALN terrorists in prison


Testified before congress                                                                                                                    



  • Conceived of and co-authored novel, The New Founders, 2012
    • Critically acclaimed historical fiction novel bringing the American Founders alive in twenty-first century America


Among other periodicals

Additional Accomplishments

  • Docent at 9/11 Tribute Center, 9/11 Memorial
  • Initiated City College of New York’s shuttering of the Guillermo Morales / Assata Shakur Student and Community Center, 2013
  • Led FALN victims and family members in ensuring the denial of parole to FALN leader at Oscar Lopez Rivera’s parole hearing in the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, 2011
  • Received award from the National Conference on Jewish Affairs and The United Liberty Alliance, 2011 for contributions to the fight against global terrorism
  • Spoke at Tax Day Rallies, Bergen County, NJ, 2013, 2011
  • Established blog,
  • Conceived of and led Mellon Investor Services’ “Support Our Troops” campaign in which we collected, packed and shipped over one ton of necessary items contributed for US Troops in Iraq, Thanksgiving 2007
  • 9/11 support group advisor and member
  • Coach, wrestling, baseball, soccer


Villanova University, Villanova, Pa.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, 1988



13 comments for “Joseph F. Connor

  1. Mary Kay Bachman
    October 19, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    Hi Joe, just listened to you on Mark Levin. Thank you for calling in, I learned more today about the toxicity of Holder and the Clintons. God bless your family and thank you for sharing your information.

  2. Luis Torres
    May 8, 2017 at 11:26 pm

    Very dear Mr. Connor, I read your comment about devoting to the terrorist leader Oscar Lopez Rivera as their first ever “National Freedom Hero” at this year’s National Puerto Rican Day Parade on June … to you as 90% of Puerto Ricans are unworthy of us That a murderous person is engaged in these acts. I know that when these acts of cowardice happened I was just a child; But my country since the 1950s has had confrontations with these groups that even sought to assassinate even one of the humblest governors who opposed their acts of violence in the 50’s. Since this subject has been imposed throughout the country Parents born the indignation finds of these groups that until these short weeks have done acts of violence removing the peace to the country. We can not return him to his pope, but we can ask his forgiveness for the pain he caused his whole family and the other families who suffered from these groups. Thank you God bless you

    • Joe Connor
      October 23, 2017 at 10:10 am

      Thank you Mr. Torres for your support. I have received such great support from the Puerto Rican people.

      I pray you and your family have overcome the terrible storms well.

      Thank you.

      Via con Dios.


  3. Tracy Blegen Bartels
    February 26, 2017 at 7:51 am

    Mr. Connor,
    My name is Tracy Blegen Bartels. I’m trying every way I can to reach you. I live in Humboldt Park in Chicago. Many of the residents, including many Puerto Ricans, are appalled that a terrorist will be getting any sort of recognition in our neighborhood and beloved park.
    I would love to invite you to Chicago to stay at my home and join a protest on the day of the sign set up. I know that the terrorist will be arriving from Puerto Rico sometime in May. I’m assuming the signage will be posted at the same time.

    It hurts my heart that this sort of person is going to be illuminated in any way. His followers are so poorly informed, on purpose of course, by this PR Agenda group.

    Please consider my invitation. I have quite a few people that are interested in protesting this signage and doing anything possible to stop it from happening. Humboldt Park isn’t the Puerto Rican enclave it once was. It has actually become diverse and is changing for the better.

    Contact me at: or my cell: 312-925-4158
    My address is: 3512 W Potomac Ave. Chicago. 60651

    Warmest regards,

    Tracy Bartels

  4. Joseph McKIm
    January 20, 2017 at 12:12 am

    Gentlemen & Ladies:

    I fully support your cause and I offer my sincere condolences to Mr. Connor for the tragic loss of his Father at such a tender age.

    I would like to share with you that my former wife’s cousin, David Major told me an interesting story in the Fall of 1978. David was an FBI special agent living in New Brunswick, NJ assigned to tracking down terrorists in the ’70’s. One morning he was awakened by local police officials who claimed they had capture people that David may have been looking for. It turned out that David assisted in identifying Joanne Chesimard and her cohorts after that horrible execution of the NJ State Trooper Foerster on the NJ Turnpike.

    Also, I read a book, “Flying Close to the Sun” by Kathy Wilkerson. Ms. Wilkerson was the woman whose Father owned that townhouse that was blown up in 1970 as her friends were making bombs in the basement. She does not paint a flattering picture of Bill Ayers.

    Please contact me if I can be if any help or support.

    Very truly yours,

    Joe McKim

    • Joe Connor
      October 22, 2017 at 9:31 pm

      Sorry Joe, only saw this now. That’s an amazing story. We need to get all these terrorists returned. Will be in touch.


  5. Elizabeth Giadans W Univision 41 News
    January 17, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    Hello we are seeking comment/ statement regarding Obama’s decision on granting pardon to Oscar Lopez-Rivera.

    You can call our offices at 201-287-8900 or email a statement at or


    Elizabeth Giadans, Assignment Editor at Univision 14 News NY

  6. John Mullins
    November 20, 2016 at 12:27 am

    I admire your standing up to the domestic terrorists from the 70’s. I have just read the book DAYS OF RAGE and found about you. I am 52 years old so I was very young when this nonsense went on. I see it happening again with the current radical left such as the cop killing Black Lives Matter. It is just the old Black Liberation Army renamed. My dad who died when I was 12 died from Hepatitis. He was an Infantryman with the 2nd Inf Div in the Iron Triangle. I think it was caused by him fighting in the Korean War. He fought the communist then. At least I can fight our Progressives now. I am disabled due to an auto accident and have plenty of time to use the net. I was a loan officer in a credit union and allum of PSU. If I can help you in any way you can e-mail me.

    • Joe Connor
      October 22, 2017 at 9:33 pm

      Hello John, only saw your post tonight. So sorry for your dad. He was a hero. Thank you for standing with us as we fight today’s communist.


  7. Bruce Steinberg
    July 3, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    I would like to contact Joe Connor to discuss this matter. I am also a family member of a victim who was murdered by this terrorist group.

    Bruce Steinberg

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