Published On: Fri, May 2nd, 2014

Where was President Obama during the Benghazi attacks? Senators Graham, Ayotte and McCain want to know

After former Communications Director for the National Security Council Tommy “Dude” Vietor said on national TV that the President of the United States was not in the Situation Room during the Benghazi attacks, three US Senators are asking Mr. Obama about the accuracy of Mr. Vietor’s statement.

In a letter from Graham-Ayotte-McCain they write:

Dear Mr. President:

President Obama 2014 State of the Union addressLast night, the former Communications Director for the National Security Council, Tommy Vietor, stated that on the afternoon and night of September 11, 2012 — while the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya was under attack — that you never visited the White House Situation Room to monitor events.

Over a year and a half has passed since the terrorist attacks, and the American people still do not have an accounting of your activities during the attack. Mr. President, can you now confirm that Mr. Vietor’s account of your absence in the White House Situation Room is accurate?

Thank you again for your attention to this matter.

In addition, the above mentioned Senators also applauded news the House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) will create a Select Committee to investigate the 2012 Benghazi attacks. Sources said Boehner wants former prosecutor Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) to lead the committee, and that preference means Gowdy is likely to preside over the effort.

According to a joint statement:

“We applaud the decision of Speaker John Boehner to establish a Select Committee to investigate the events before, during, and after the terrorist attack in Benghazi, which killed four brave Americans on September 11, 2012.

“We have called for a select committee since November 2012 and we are pleased that one will finally be established. The committees in both the Senate and the House that have held hearings have made an important contribution, but in light of the many remaining unanswered questions and the recent evidence that the administration has withheld critical information, it is clear that we need a Select Committee that can bring sustained focus across jurisdictions.

“We call on Majority Leader Harry Reid to take similar action and to work with Speaker Boehner to make the Select Committee a joint effort between the House and Senate. We owe it to the families that lost their loved ones in the Benghazi attack to finally get to the truth.”

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  1. KenyanBOrnObama says:

    Obama was in the West Wing that night and to me it looks like he may have been having a fundraiser or an Obamacare victory party. See the guest list here and you decide what was going on that night and what kept him so busy: http://www.unslaveamerica.com/

  2. R Moore says:

    I thought Hillary Clinton already took the fall for the Benghazi attack. I guess that’s not enough blood for the Republicans.

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