Sen. Corker Blasts State Department for Reinstating Benghazi Officials

Sen. Bob Corker (R.,Tenn.) / AP

Sen. Bob Corker (R.,Tenn.) / AP


Sen. Bob Corker (R., Tenn.) denounced on Tuesday the State Department’s decision to reinstate officials involved in the 2012 Benghazi security failures, according to a recent statement.

“I am highly disappointed that no one at the State Department will be held accountable in any real way over the failures that led to the tragedy in Benghazi,” Corker said.

“I don’t understand how this administration will ensure accountability at one of our most vital government departments without disciplining those who fail in their duties.”

Last week, the State Department reinstated officials whom Secretary Hillary Clinton placed on administrative leave after the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya.