Graham ‘Cannot Believe Lack of Inquiry’ About How Consulate Became ‘Death Trap’
October 30, 2012 - 9:44 am
One of the Republican senators holding the Obama administration’s feet to the fire over Benghazi said he “just cannot believe the lack of inquiry about how the consulate in Libya became a death trap.”
“I know this, that if it happened on President Bush’s watch, it would be a totally different response by the mainstream networks, and it’s really disappointing and our hearts do go out to the people who are suffering from this storm, but a week from today, we’re going to pick a commander in chief,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said on Fox this morning.
“They promised us transparency and are covering up, they’re delaying, they’re denying, and they’re in denial about the rise of Al-Qaeda, and this is a big issue. Unanswered.”
Graham noted that he and Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), as well as others, have asked questions for weeks about the attack to no avail.
“I can’t believe on September 11 there were no assets that could get there within nine hours. We don’t need an investigation for the president to tell us, did he know of a request for assistance? Did he order this compound to be reinforced, and tell us why it was never reinforced. It was attacked in June,” he said.
“There was a statement by the State Department that ‘we will do an investigation on the June attack to find out how we were attacked in June so severely,’” Graham added. “Where is that investigation? Did the president know about the April and June attack? I can’t believe he did not. I can’t imagine any White House would let the president go out and in the public and not know about an attack. So how did it become a death trap after the attack?”