Joe Stack's daughter says her Dad a 'hero'
Samantha Bell to ABC Good Morning AmericaAsked if he considered her father a hero, she said "yes." She spoke in a telephone interview from Norway, where she lives.
Joe Stack, who flew his small plane into Austin, Texas' IRS building last week is being hailed as "a hero" by his daughter Samantha.
In a telephone interview with ABC, Samantha Bell told Good Morning America that "now people will listen".
Stack has been - supposedly - hailed as an American hero by some in the Tea Party movement.
AUSTIN, Texas -- The daughter of a man who crashed his small plane into an IRS building in Texas is calling her father a hero.
Joe Stack's adult daughter, Samantha Bell, tells ABC's "Good Morning America" the plane attack was "inappropriate." But she praised his anti-government and anti-tax views.
Asked if he considered her father a hero, she said "yes." She spoke in a telephone interview from Norway, where she lives.
Bell says her father was not a hero for taking a life, but "because now maybe people will listen."
Authorities say the 53-year-old Stack targeted the IRS office building in Austin last week, killing employee Vernon Hunter and himself, after posting a ranting manifesto against the agency.