Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said that without getting to the bottom of what happened at the Benghazi consulate, the administration feels like it has to close embassies in the face of a threat “like a bunch of cowards.”

“This administration’s idea that you can go give a pretty speech and apologize really well and then everybody will love you, which it has not happened. We’ve lost credibility in Muslim nations under this president,” Gohmert said this morning on Fox.

“If you don’t get to the bottom of why our security was breached in Benghazi, just like we never got to the bottom of why the embassies were bombed under President Clinton, then you have to close your embassies like a bunch of cowards,” he said.

The congressman mentioned the possibility of gun-running as to why Ambassador Chris Stevens was out at the compound that day.

“We don’t know. And that’s why we need to get to the bottom of it. But there continues to be a cover-up about Benghazi. And it is important to know how our security was breached, how did we go so terribly wrong, how did we leave these people out there to die and not send help for 20 hours? Those are the things we need to get to the bottom of. And if we did, you don’t have to close your embassies like big cowards and go running off,” Gohmert continued.

“If we do our jobs in Congress, he’s going to have to change his policies and show a little strength instead of just nice speeches and running,” he added of President Obama.