Republicans reckless for releasing Libya documents?
Rep. Jason Chaffetz responds
- Duration 4:03
- Date Oct 22, 2012
Rep. Jason Chaffetz responds
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-- what really went down in Libya well they're running into some resistance DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz for example.
We have a a focus on Libya right now which we've got to get to me that the bottom of that investigation that is what the investigation is or.
You know what was really incredibly troubling joins is that more politicization from the from the Republicans in congress -- -- so releases a 166.
I'm sensitive Department of State documents changed its who has been unnamed surrogate for Romney he co sign that latter I mean.
The Republicans are just relishing the opportunity to politicize an attack on the United States that we didn't know the president and dean -- and terror attack the next day.
By Peter -- to be called reckless you talk congressman themselves Jason changes he's a member of the house oversight reform committee so we've been reckless -- doing your job.
We're doing our job you know what would be -- responsible.
It's if we said hey we have an election we're back campaigning we're not doing our job up.
They're four dead Americans we got hundreds.
Our embassies and consulates and we got thousands of people serving overseas of course were supposed to do this and do it immediately did you expose a name that should have been exposed.
Know that name had been exposed back and in 2011.
Every document that we put forward is quote unquote unclassified it's documented that it stepped on that right on the front of it.
I remember it was President Obama and his hard hitting interview there -- Jon Stewart who said.
As information becomes available we reveal it to the American people that's exactly what we did well let me ask you what do you think about this revelation is it is a revelation to you.
That there was a drone scramble to give brings live action video of this attack.
In -- -- did you know that to be the case.
I I can't comment on some of the classified information -- which are not supposed to do.
I will tell you though that in testimony before the house oversight committee.
We did hear from -- -- that there is a fifteen minute video we believe we should be able to see that video with the of their and a classified or unclassified setting.
They also said that they can witness -- this witness this in quote unquote real time.
People knew what was happening what it was going down this is not something need to be sorted out over the days afterwards so those -- -- And what is you greatest concern about all this get the facts on Libya but is there also a sense that maybe this is happening elsewhere.
That there are such disconnect between the state intelligence and the White House.
April 2012 our facility and -- -- he was bombed.
In June 6 2012 our facility was bombed.
These were two terrorist activities.
And yet after that the security profile was diminished we reduce the personnel we didn't fortify the facility.
So is that happening in other parts of the world and Mr.
Why isn't it that you and the vice president the secretary of state and everybody else is -- proactively saying what are we doing their best to.
To protect that place they'll British pulled up in wet out there are heading -- -- there's president's state is debated option.
Essentially how dare you not act like I'm taking this seriously to paraphrase.
I know these Americans my responsibility which you -- of that.
President our facility was bombed twice and you reduce the security profile so if we don't ask hard questions that we we -- doing this investigation of sterilized that was in help leading the charge here.
And myself and others -- -- dowdy and others if we weren't actually pressing the envelope when we know this because we were led to believe for a couple weeks that this was just some video gone -- somebody with a blockbuster and got some video and do you know or any real quick do you expect governor Romney to -- -- this exact -- of questioning tonight.
Now I -- the moderator does up some of the questions are I think bit -- come across very presidential talk about philosophically that.
We are under attack that we -- we have to deal with terrorism seriously we have to understand that.
That will actually -- more peace in the world this idea of appeasement this idea quarter -- normalization sit -- later.
That creates problems that's the vulnerability that we created and why we have four dead Americans.
He's getting -- from the hole with a whole world though at least this country will be watching sixty million plus thanks so much -- -- -- -- starting your day with us --