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Hi back to this big story right now house speaker John Boehner is now calling on President Obama to explain.
His administration's response to the deadly consulate attack in Libya.
And in a letter speaker Boehner wrote this quote no one in your administration can substitute for your authority and voice.
To explain to the American people the strategy and policies that you directed.
During and in the aftermath of the terrorist attack.
Michigan Republican Mike Rogers is the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and he joins me now chairman good morning good to have you -- Good Morning America they amber hasn't.
-- and he raises an issue in this in terms of what the president was doing during and after.
Because in many questions -- Liz Cheney was on with us the other day and she's that I wanna note it was the president up all night while this drone was showing.
What was going on on the ground there minute by minute I was Hillary Clinton up all night watching this.
Well I hope so mark -- -- you think about this they've had a long list of people they tried to assign blame to and it got longer including.
-- the Romney campaign about this particular event.
And they've even blame the fog of war I think the president coming out and having -- honest discussion with the American people can remove the fog of politics that have surrounded this whole event.
And why that's so important -- -- we've got intelligence officials.
Military special operators around the world.
Diplomats and there are our employees at the embassies.
Looking back and hoping America is standing with them and it is really hard to come to their conclusion and that's the case.
Given the confusion.
And just that deafening silence on this particular issue.
We have had two terrorist attacks on embassies one on the eleventh.
One on the thirteenth and Tunisia.
And no discussion by the president to try to set the record straight and refocus those individuals.
-- what the real threat as and that's al-Qaeda.
So this -- November 6 needs to be taken off the table for the president he needs to show US leadership.
A commitment to the folks who are risking their lives for the country and send a very clear single -- al-Qaeda wherever they find you we will not tolerate.
Anywhere in the world.
Yeah you bring up such a significant point because people you know might think when he -- here this here and there.
That it's about you know hammering the White House and their reaction because we're an election season but it.
I think that it is deeper than that -- just touched on that and that's a question of how strong is al-Qaeda in this region.
What are we need to be aware of in terms of what -- actions tell us.
About about their strength there now November 15 and the Senate Intelligence Committee has -- -- they're gonna hold a closed hearing.
What do we know about that -- do we expect to -- be questioned -- that closed hearing do we have any information.
We've had some preliminary discussions I think you'll see the the host of of intelligence officials that -- would be in line with the jurisdiction of the committee.
And that's good and it should happen we've already on the house committee engaged in a review of all the material so we've requested and received.
Security cables leading up to the event and subsequent to the event.
But without him in the pardon my interruption but with -- included.
James clapper or Leon Panetta.
Brennan from the White House -- -- those people be on that list.
Well I think mr.
Brennan should show up I'm not tree well as a National Security Council member.
They very rarely will be called in to testify they're supposed to be advisors to the president and there -- some always been a discussion about why that's important.
But here's the other part of this Martha that doesn't get talked about so that's important here we need to get the bottom of -- American ambassador dead American deserves the truth.
But I'll tell you that 9/11 commission right after the not the first 9/11 event kill 3000 Americans.
One of the catalysts that they talked about that's why this this needs we need to remove this blog -- politics from this.
Was that on December in 2000 when the USS Cole was struck and and over dozens US sailors killed in a terrorist attack by Osama bin Laden.
The United States never responded.
And what they said was because of that al-Qaeda felt emboldened they didn't they feel that there would be any repercussions from engaging in more and bigger attacks and of course we know what happened.
In 2001 on 9/11 a bigger bolder attack.
And it isn't really important we get to the bottom of this and send a very clear message and it is confusing now.
The information is flying over the transom to both my committee and I know the government oversight committee.
Professional intelligence officials and diplomats are coming forward -- hey this is not right we've got to get this right.
Yeah I want to play just a quick little bit of sound and get your reaction this is from Charles woods Tyrone woods -- father.
Listen to this.
It was not and here I am really sorry you know that your side and I and -- -- totally insincere.
More or any -- I am sorry.
And do it like it's shaking hands with that in that situation.
Well this is what Hillary is -- she came over and you know she's.
Did the same thing you know.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- This is this one man's take his son was killed in that attack I'm just curious your reaction to what he said.
Well it's unfortunate.
I'm sorry he feels that way and I'm if frustrated with the commander in chief for not living up to his duty and obligation to comfort the families that you have put in harm's way.
That is one of the key things that you have to do if you're going to ask people to go into harm's way and ultimately give their life for their country.
The least that can happen.
Is the right amount of emotion and condolences.
To try to comfort that family that that person did not die in vain and it's.
Always hard to hear those stories every member of congress that I know who has attended.
Funerals of those who have been killed and an action in their own districts it's a hard thing to do I'm not saying it's easy.
But it is an easy thing to do to show the true emotion about what that person has given for their country and the sacrifice not only of the individual but their family.
Who has lost so much and have a permanent scar in the cost of freedom and it's disappointing to hear.
That both were insincere like -- and it's I just -- it sends a horrible message to the people who were risking their lives all over the world.
-- with -- -- have not spoken out about that that day at Andrews in this -- said he was only compelled until.
When he -- that the drone had watched it all play out who knows what's in the hearts and minds the president or Hillary Clinton and this is simply.
I have to put out there what this man's reaction to all of that was and that's why we say that.
Congressman Rogers -- to speak with you again our -- -- -- -- -- help thank you sir I hopes.
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