Time for the truth: Lawmakers seeking answers on Libya
Rep. Mike Kelly sounds off
- Duration 4:53
- Date Nov 4, 2012
Rep. Mike Kelly sounds off
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-- -- three police officers are hurt when a car explodes right in front of their station we'll keep you updated meanwhile this happening in the same -- you reporters released he claims.
Security guards the US consulate complained about the danger and leading up to the attack and two way radios -- -- cell phone.
And a lack of urgency in the US response may have ultimately cost Americans their lives the CIA has a different take now 53 members of congress sent a letter to President Obama and secretary of state Hillary Clinton demanding answers or is right now.
One of those members of congress congressman Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania good morning to -- Good morning guys -- where you were doing OK but you know we're -- we'd like you trying to get to the bottom moving things.
When we asked questions members of the press asked the White House and the State Department then -- don't loan us.
But you're a member of congress you are entitled to know and there's stonewalling you.
Well you know 53 of my colleagues we wrote a letter to his secretary the state Clinton and also present -- Obama.
It -- do -- do enough to be really do an up and based on what we're learning each day.
My goodness we saw it coming they were aware of it and for some reason at a time when it was becoming the most vulnerable.
The the administration backed off on their security they made them more vulnerable they didn't they could have beefed up security.
But they backed off on it they could have pulled the ambassador -- but they didn't they left them there and now as we learn every day in fact -- one of the most ominous from the nation's.
We find out -- Smith on -- on that same day says.
If we don't die tonight in they were there watching a hard -- Libyan national taking pictures of the inside of the consulate.
You gotta ask yourself when we knew all this.
When we saw it coming why didn't we react what was the reason for not doing it and now and I don't think Fox News you have been the ones have been the champion -- story.
A Catherine Herridge remarkable work.
-- you have to ask yourself why what is so.
Damning about the information and you don't John 831 since then you'll know the truth and the truth -- set -- free.
Why don't we just tell the truth you know the American people are wonderful people in very forgiving if you make a mistake but one thing they will not accept.
Is being lied to you -- being misled on purpose to protect somebody or something -- administration that seized complicit.
In a coverup that really is passed.
Being -- the smell test this has a stench in.
Pennsylvania that I walked and talked to are really outraged by the way this administration has handled this it's -- it's appalling -- -- just seems.
It is different ball die every day now Blue Mountains accusing the CIA have not -- -- the security private security form from Wales it was -- Get that to protect the embassies are saying -- the CAAs at the time I'm wrong we reached out earlier.
-- or someone else making these other entities fights -- others really are to blame.
-- you know we can't get to the truth.
If it isn't for your reporting I mean we're never gonna get this information.
And it's again.
Why why the length -- time why the stalling.
It and -- -- things I think is really damning you know what.
We keep going back early on to this fifteen minute YouTube and energy -- Carney said we support proof do you have this video -- what was the cause of it.
In his interest what proof do you have that wasn't.
Oh my goodness I listen I got past that junior high.
The American people.
Have right to know you -- chairman -- that music starts every every oversight committee meeting say the American people have the right to know.
And we have the responsibility to find out and I swear to this country.
That this committee.
We'll get to the bottom of this in it if it takes dragging the administration kicking and screaming.
-- -- and it into a committee meeting to testify that's we're gonna do congressman.
The Smith and we just let me tell me the authority for him in the -- -- we need to know the truth.
Absolutely -- and Sean Smith's mother says she hopes to present United States responsible for the murder of her son.
I want to ask you the administration saying OK were.
Calm down everybody we'll have an investigation out.
Yet the results -- middle of December when the results come -- will you trust them.
Well you know what that the office of the presidency requires somebody of great character.
-- -- straight and I I have the greatest respect as do I think the whole world for the office of the presidency unfortunately.
We've watched the last four years of a consistent.
In capability time after time I do not have the faith and trust that I would like to have in this particular president.
And the American people we're gonna have the opportunity.
About two days to speak out on the way they feel the office of the presidency and help I can't overstate the fact that there seems to be complicit in this between.
The secretary state who I don't know where she is anymore by the way.
Our president who continues to campaign and dodged the issues in an administration that seems complicit in the cover up.
Of the one of the most egregious.
It's shameful events in the history of this country which is why he wrote the -- is why it was important for you to be with us on this Sunday thanks so much 48 hours even adding to the big verdict to big Election Day.
-- Mike Kelly thank you very much.
Think you guys.