What happened in Benghazi?
Reaction from Rep. Mike Kelly
- Duration 3:49
- Date Oct 28, 2012
Reaction from Rep. Mike Kelly
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Obama administration is -- Criticism over its botched response to the Ben -- consulate attack and the president appears to be dodging questions about the issue.
The election -- -- under way of for brave Americans.
Getting killed and us wanting to find out exactly what happened these -- the folks who serve -- under me that I had sent.
To some very dangerous places nobody wants to find out more what happened -- night but we want to make sure that we get -- right.
Kate so that's the president said he dodged the question asked -- twice he was asked by the reporter -- -- -- you say.
-- they denied requests for help we're talking about the people who were pinned down in the Gaza actress right now Pennsylvania congressman Mike Kelly.
He's member of the house oversight and Government Reform Committee -- -- Good morning busted Jennifer -- story on Friday.
Security officers working for the CIA heard the gunshots they said we're gonna go over and that there and help them and they were told three times stand down.
You can't help them.
Somebody failed miserably to protect those people and four are dead.
Well you know we are -- people of faith and the weekends we usually don't celebrate that -- -- -- -- father you we have faith you have trust I can't imagine.
Are people on that roof having the faith that -- quite make the call.
I can trust them they're gonna be here they're gonna help me and you find out that that's not what happened you know -- -- a book years ago the purpose driven life are really weren't.
It's it's not about me.
If it's truly not about me than you do everything in your power to help these people we're finding out.
Time after time that they knew it early or they knew what was going on that continued to spin the story of surprise and want to stay a straight line they should be so dizzy.
But why did we do this why did we let down those very people who depend on -- so much they were doing their job we didn't do ours we watched in real time.
And we turned a blind guy in a -- fear for a year we -- this is a dangerous situation might goodness the International Red Cross left.
In his lieutenant colonel wood said it was inevitable that's gonna happen -- the last like standing.
In heat -- these people please extend our state we have to be there to protect our ambassador didn't happen tremendous loss of faith.
Comes -- you're talking about lieutenant colonel woods who testified in front of your committee the house has been like me because you're trying to get.
Answers and you called these two whistle blowers lieutenant colonel of words one of them.
And you got some answers is there any way you can have another hearing in the next nine days because there's so many new questions.
Well I you know I have great respect for chairman -- he has our committee.
If he's feasible but in this if we're gonna get to the answers that we need to have this has nothing to do with an election.
-- reelection this has to do with your responsibility as elected official how can we possibly turn.
Are back on something so important we let these people -- why.
Is -- political I would say it looks like a political they -- -- address something that was not optimal at the time for reelection it's absolutely appalling to me.
And I am outraged and we've got getting answers for the families that we can't do that why we hear -- this is saying if you can't stand the heat get out of the kitchen.
Come on guys step up to the plate and responsible step up and do your job.
That would be great and it would be nice to have answers within nine days but it congressman you know.
What happened was the administration was caught flat footed because when they heard about the the attack on our consulate -- -- -- But wait a minute.
-- telling everybody that al-Qaeda is out of business but there they are alive and kicking.
Well you know I've watched this now.
The evolution of truth the fog of war this is an administration -- -- be clear and transparent it has been anything but that and almost every issue we let done.
Are people overseas diplomats that rely on us for their security.
This is a horrible situation the American people should be outraged it's appalling to find out what happened and we lost -- great American lives.
Congressman Mike Kelly -- from the house oversight and Government Reform Committee thanks for coming in.