Warning signs missed in Libya?
Rep. Jason Chaffetz wants answers
- Duration 3:28
- Date Oct 16, 2012
Rep. Jason Chaffetz wants answers
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Sixty minutes after the top of the hour first it was a protest gone a ride now we've learned it was anything but that video.
Secretary of state Hillary Clinton hoping to calm -- political firestorm now taking the fall for the botched response to last month's attack in Libyan.
Four Americans -- I'm responsible for the state department for the more than 60000 people around the world.
The decisions about security assets are made by security professionals.
But we're going to review everything to make sure that.
We're doing what needs to be done in -- increasingly risky environments around the world.
So is she taking heat to the White House doesn't have to do Republican congressman Jason -- -- as a member of the house oversight committee.
He just got back from Libya where he was leading the charge for answers there to -- congressmen -- term.
We make of Hillary Clinton.
Throwing herself under the bus or -- Bodily somebody's taking some some responsibility.
Here what's inexcusable is that it got to this point we had.
230 security -- Incidents that it happened there on the ground a British ambassador assassination attempt about a kilometer or so from our own facility.
And our facility there had been bombed twice it was Libya going in and 9/11 and we reduce the security profile we didn't improve it.
So let's take a look at that timeline that you're -- to June 6 IUD thrown at the perimeter of the US consulate in Ben -- the eleventh.
British ambassador's motorcade attack June 18 gunmen attacked the Tunisian consulate burn it's flag on -- August 6.
Red Cross building in been Ghazi was also struck by RP -- but to -- congressman it's two parallel stories.
The security and lack thereof leading up to this attack in the murder of four people.
And then the cup for a which in my mind still has not been responded to Hillary Clinton's can take responsibility for the security but who's gonna take responsibility for the alleged cover.
It was a week ago today.
That the State Department had this unofficial.
Conference call with reporters and said we didn't say anything about the video I still think they don't have their story straight about.
Which was -- -- video -- another video what these what they were definitive about it was it had nothing to do with terrorism and what we heard and our testimony in her hearing was.
The regional security officers that said.
He felt like he was being pressured to fit this artificial time line to have quote unquote normalization.
Happened there and -- Ghazi sooner rather than later why would Hillary Clinton take the fall.
Supposedly for President Obama the -- interesting tonight to debate.
Top I I don't know I don't know those that they begs what you get every day we -- -- we get more and more questions and win the vice president said what we had no idea there was a request that's what she had to respond because he was saying that he and the president had no idea.
And so you know that the president would be asked that question tonight.
So Hillary Clinton then said it was all up to -- does the buck stop with the secretary of state.
For international issues or does it stop with the president I think it's the president the United States the vice president the United States.
The secretary of state and in this case the ambassador to the UN.
It's five weeks after lots of our US ambassador since we lost four Americans.
We have hundreds of embassies and and consulates we get thousands of people serving overseas.
And not a lot of confidence that they have their act together in what happened to make sure that if it's for -- so we don't have it happen again.
And what did happen that night what was the response that night that they're still a lot of questions there.
The secretary of state describe yesterday as the fog of war.
Congressman Jason -- it's great to see in person thank you.