White House avoiding answers on Libya?
Reaction from Sen. Lindsey Graham
- Duration 4:08
- Date Oct 30, 2012
Reaction from Sen. Lindsey Graham
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Yesterday I would Turkey -- capturing all the headlines this week can we expect the White House cover up well with their calling you cover up.
-- what happened Libya to just go away South Carolina senator Lindsey Graham -- not on his watch he's one of the lawmakers demanding answers.
Senator as we we know everybody's thoughts and prayers are with the states they -- -- devastated and we've been covering it for almost two and a half hours but having said that.
Let's look at -- -- I was stunned to see.
Candy Crowley David Gregory George Stephanopoulos all bring up had that that topic brought up on their Sunday shows.
And they carted off stopped it never followed up on it were you an equally is amazed.
Well I know this that if this had happened on President Bush's watch it would be a totally different response by the mainstream networks and it's really disappointing and our hearts do go after the people are.
Suffering from this storm but a week from today we're going to pick a commander in chief.
There's no merit based selection board to pick -- commander in chief the citizens of this country.
-- who will be in charge of our national security and I just cannot believe.
The lack of inquiry about how the consulate in Libya became a death trap.
Have asked questions for two weeks now about letters with Senator McCain -- out in others.
Tell us what you told Susan rise to -- believe five days after the attack is a result of a mob -- it released a video.
Around the consulate to show there was no -- -- it.
They promised us transparency Brian and they're covering they're delaying they're denying you and there and Deval about the rise of al-Qaeda and this is a big issue.
In -- in particular we're trying to find out whose decision it was.
Not provide assistance act as these guys try to say the ambassador and save themselves of the cause of nine hours.
This brings -- to the situation room.
Who do you believe made the decision to stand back because there's a lot of people concluding it came from the president himself.
Well I think you had to the president was quick to tell assault.
I informed all the people under need to provide security to these folks take care of them secure that compound.
Well we know for nine hours nothing happened and not one person came to their -- and this was on September 11 fall days.
In Benghazi Libya where the British had pulled out the Red Cross -- close to our office we were the only people left and then Ghazi and we've been attacked twice before.
And who denied the request.
-- -- came from these people we know three times they ask for assistance I just assumed it was the president myself.
Who made the decision not to reinforce these people or someone else did which is.
Very unnerving well you know -- -- your military guy.
You know that of the CIA guy is trying to say this navy seal is trying to light up a target he believes that help is coming on its way.
He -- did you -- that infrared light just did because he.
Would be assailant so why wasn't help on the way and you believe the reports that we had no C 130s there.
And the app for come command center.
-- -- and it just wasn't equipped to help.
Well I can't believe -- September 11 there were no assets that could get there with a nine hours and we don't need an investigation for the president to tell us.
Did he know other requests for assistance to the order -- -- this compound to be reinforced.
And tell us why I was never reinforced it was attacked an engine.
And there was a statement by the State Department that will do an investigation.
On the June attack to find out how we were attacked in June so severely where's that investigation did the president know about -- April and June attack.
I can't believe he did not I can't imagine any White House -- let the president go out in the public.
And not know violent -- so how did it become a death trap.
After the attack why did the president send out Susan Rice -- -- and the White House did -- started narrative this so disconnected from the facts.
Answer these questions Mr.
Sooner or later he will and you and John Mikhail deserve a lot of credit for keeping the story alive and demanding answers senator thanks so much but is very difficult day thank you.
I hope you're.