Chris Matthews: 'We Don't Even Know What the Facility's Called' Where the Benghazi Attack Happened

April 27, 2016

MSNBC host Chris Matthews said Wednesday that "we don't even know what the facility's called" where the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack occurred that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

Discussing Donald Trump's attack on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for not being awake for the phone call about the attack, Matthews appeared not to remember it occurred at the diplomatic compound in the Libyan city.

"Ever since the horror that happened to Chris Stevens and the other Americans in Benghazi, ever since that very confusing night, out in the middle of a facility, we don't even know what the facility's called, that horror went on, Hillary's been accused of somehow dereliction of duty," Matthews said. "Not that she spun the PR the wrong way afterward, not that she failed to meet the refurbishing needs of an outlying facility, but that she somehow didn't care about her friend. She let him die."

Matthews has never shown a disposition for taking the Benghazi attack seriously. He once said "things happen" while discussing the attack, and he also dismissed probes into the attack and its subsequent handling by the Obama administration as "this thing called Benghazi."

Matthews and many other liberal media members have routinely shrugged off investigations into Clinton's conduct as a partisan witch hunt, and the press delighted in calling Clinton's 11-hour testimony about the attack in October a triumph for her campaign.