Inhofe: ‘This Is Going to Go Down as the Biggest Cover-Up in History’

Senator says he would have opposed Susan Rice's nomination anyway


Sen. James Inhofe (R., Okla.) said Wednesday he believes the administration's handling of the Benghazi attack would "go down as the biggest cover-up in history."

"This is going to go down as the biggest cover-up in history," Inhofe told Fox News' Bill Hemmer. "They all knew it, they were all hoping it'd go away."

Later in the interview, Hemmer followed up the point and Inhofe said he stood by the remark:

HEMMER: The biggest cover-up in American history.

INHOFE: It could be–

HEMMER: Do you stand by that?

INHOFE: Yes, sir.

In the interview, Inhofe also said he would not support Ambassador Susan Rice's potential nomination for Secretary of State for reasons outside of the Benghazi issue, including her positions on U.N. membership for the Palestinian authority and UNESCO funding: