Graham: President ‘Not Even Close’ to Doing All He Can on Benghazi

• April 30, 2013 1:12 pm


Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) replied to President Obama's press conference dodge as to whether he would assist State Department and CIA whistleblowers testify on Benghazi Tuesday on FNC:

JON SCOTT: All right. In your view has the president done all he can to find out what happened in Benghazi?

LINDSEY GRAHAM: Not even close. He hasn't caught one person who was involved in the attack. Fox News and a few other news outlets have pursued this. Now you have people coming forward saying, "I was there that day," or "I was aware of what was going on during the attack, and I feel afraid to talk." If Benghazi is not a system failure what is? You had the U.S. ambassador in August sending a cable to Washington saying we can't defend the consulate against a coordinated attack. Al-Qaida flags are flying all over Benghazi. Most of the requests for security was denied. The consulate had been bombed in April, the British ambassador attacked in June. We leave our consulate open, unreinforced during the attack for seven and a half hours. Nobody came to their aid. After the attack Susan Rice and the president themselves wrote the attack off, said the the attack was inspired by a video created in America that led to a riot. This was a coordinated terrorist attack. Benghazi is a system failure. This administration hasn't found anybody involved in the attack. And I think they haven't looked very hard at all. They've been more trying to cover up what happened than they have trying to get to the bottom of it.

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