Benghazi fallout: Lawmakers demand more answers
Sen. John McCain weighs in
- Duration 4:05
- Date Oct 31, 2012
Sen. John McCain weighs in
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-- need all -- -- was detained in Turkey in the days after the attack from Ben Ghazi.
Now he's been identified as being present at the attack using images from internal surveillance video recorded while this attack actually happen.
This comes as lawmakers continue to press the White House but what really happened back on September 11.
Now Arizona Senator John McCain senator thanks you know as we keep it as we go further we keep hearing.
-- one drone that there were two drones videotaping now we have security tape.
-- -- any question in your mind that the White House not Intel but the White House had knowledge and about what was going on on September 11.
Well I don't know is they should have.
And by the way could I say that our hearts and prayers are with those who you've just been depicting him and going through section.
As a result of the storm.
But -- I've been traveling all over the country obviously on behalf of Mitt Romney and that our candidates and I can tell you our veterans are angry.
They're angry and they no longer trust the commander in chief.
And has been not only what happened is -- issue infuriated them.
But all of this cover up you know right after the rate on -- line within 24 hours we.
Practically new thing every detail some details we never should have been told.
Now it's seven weeks and we still have not it.
I had the kind of information American people have not had the kind of information.
That is necessary one of our veterans I said you know this could be as.
That is Watergate in one of our veterans -- -- but nobody died in Watergate the portrait of American history have them.
Three of them veterans.
Obviously there's been.
And up the station and delay -- unacceptable.
Stories and course probably the worst is this continued.
For days and days.
-- narrative that it was a spontaneous demonstration.
Caused by hateful be video we know that's not true why did the president keep saying that day after day.
Send out his UN ambassador.
American people deserve answers and it's been seven weeks now.
And we haven't had answers your reason for that.
Senator David Ignatius and op Ed writer -- they Washington Post which means the left.
He wrote today that we needed detailed unclassified timeline even in the final weeks of the campaign that would be a good idea but to be clear you say.
That this president has either committed a massive cover up.
Or is not qualified to be commander in chief.
Those are both bad.
Well it may be a combination of both but when you look at.
That warnings C two attacks on our consulate that warnings by our.
Ambassador Chris Stevens the last message she wrote before he was murdered was talking about the security requirements where necessary.
Why didn't the president United States know about it.
Maybe it was one of the briefings that he didn't intend but the point is the president should have known about it action should have been taken -- during an obviously.
There -- there's information that the CIA people were ordered to stand down.
Three times and then afterwards.
Of course that.
That's really where -- I think.
People are infuriated could go out and say something that was totally false totally false there was no mob there was no demonstration.
And these surveillance.
Information that you talk about both from the drone and they got them from the consulate.
They are now classified as top secret we've asked for those congress has a right to know the American people have a right to know.
They do but unfortunately they may not know till November 15 when those hearings actually start and that is ten days after the election.
Senator John McCain I can tell you I can just I can just -- at our veterans are infuriated -- Well they have a lot of -- about answers still unknown Senator John McCain thanks for your time to.