Published On: Fri, May 10th, 2013

Rand Paul on Benghazi: ‘I never understood the coverup, or was it intentional or incompetence’

During an interview with CNN’s Erin Burnett,  Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) discussed his thoughts on the Benghazi attack, which left four Americans dead.

Senator Rand Paul Image/ Video Screen Shot

Senator Rand Paul
Image/ Video Screen Shot

Paul states that his major concern over Benghazi were the mistakes leading up to what happened, the issue of security, or the lack of security that lead to the tragedy.

“When the ambassador asked for more security and was denied by Secretary Clinton, I always thought that was the most egregious part of this”,  Dr. Paul said.

“I never understood the cover-up, or was it intentional or incompetence, but something went on” he continued.

Paul then went back to a topic he questioned Sec. Clinton about in January–the facilitation of arms leaving Libya going to Turkey or Syria.

During the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the Benghazi attack, Paul asked Clinton, “Is the US involved with any procuring of weapons, transfer of weapons, buying, selling anyhow transferring weapons to Turkey out of Libya?”, a question that Clinton seemed totally unaware of.

And Sen. Paul  still claims this is just a suspicion and has no evidence to support it.

The one thing for sure, Paul says, is multiple people within the embassy in Libya were asking for help and security in the six months leading up to the September 11, 2012 attack.

Paul closes by saying, “We do know that Sec. Clinton didn’t read the cables and didn’t provide the security, and that’s without question a dereliction of duty”.




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