Did Sen. McCain get answers he wanted on Benghazi?
Arizona senator on Hillary Clinton's congressional testimony
- Duration 7:20
- Date Jan 24, 2013
Arizona senator on Hillary Clinton's congressional testimony
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The Fox -- alert afraid now Labor Department just releasing brand new weekly jobless claims.
Time unemployment claims filed last week that is less than a week before -- and less than expected.
Movement in the right direction let's bring in as Senator John McCain he joins us from Capitol Hill senator good morning -- area.
Mourners saying well it looks like fewer people are out of work Italy or they've given up -- and what do you make of that number.
Really I think it's obviously some improvement.
But I don't think anyone would disagree that the economy continues to stumble along.
-- -- there are some good signs out there the housing market it is for the first time.
Really showing some significant improvement.
This XL pipeline.
Is agreed to -- president that could put us on the path to.
Natural gas assets that we are now are able to exploit that things there are some prospects out there but if he continues the debt and the deficit.
51000 for every man woman and child in America now sooner or later we're gonna crash and people are not going to invest and an economy.
That we are not addressing nor did the president in his inaugural address and I'll bet that he doesn't.
In the State of the Union Address.
Talk about the fundamental problems with the debt and deficit which is increased six trillion dollars on his watch.
Are you going to vote for the house passed yesterday and that is get a budget in three months I don't get paid.
And we'll -- -- has devastated the debt ceiling.
I I will I also think that it's important that.
We get this issue behind us we get the sequestration.
Stopped we get that this whole fiscal cliff to -- are.
Address the continuing resolution keeping -- government.
In business because it just sends a wrong message out there are two businessmen and women small and large.
In our country we need to have a path to a balanced budget and we need to cut spending and we need to reform entitlements that's what we need to do.
Senator -- let's talk about what happened on Capitol Hill yesterday.
When Secretary Clinton came in front of you talk about -- Ghazi what did you learn yesterday.
Not much not much she was.
Quote feisty according to the mainstream media she obviously has an adoring media.
She really did mention question what her response to.
Senator Johnson about whether there was a spontaneous demonstration not saying it didn't matter.
It didn't matter how these people died that was stunning that -- really stunning.
Of course it matters it -- -- for a whole lot of reasons including to the families and Americans.
Because the American people deserve to be told the truth and they were not told the truth.
Well -- talking points that she went on to say after she sent it didn't matter was where basically there for Americans dead.
Forget the message forget the messaging the labeling what are we doing about it where are the people who are being prosecuted where are the suspects in custody.
Is that for -- to answer the FBI and why don't we have answers.
We don't have -- answers to stand on that one thing he called an FBI investigation which is a criminal investigation.
This was obviously an active terror.
By saying it doesn't matter.
Then that sets aside or diminishes the importance of all the measures they failed to take.
There were warnings there was attacked -- and British ambassador there was a request to keep an additional security.
Force they -- because of the rising threat it was obvious that there was including.
Rather urgent messages sent by our ambassador.
Back to Washington which she said she knew she never saw I was seeing live in Tripoli -- Christopher Stephens on July 7.
He was deeply concerned about security there -- CNN I reporter found a message from him weeks later and in -- burned out.
Consulate so -- just saying it's been it's been cover up it I'm sorry to tell you that probably them.
The adoring media -- -- say well that that chapter is over well it's not over for the families of those who Wear.
Who have sacrificed needlessly in my view and it's not over because we are not changing our policies.
Because we let this happen in Libya and it continues to happen.
Indeed meanwhile let's switch to Egypt now.
-- -- love Bob F sixteens took off from Fort Worth yesterday.
And they had Egyptian flags on the tails.
And you know there's troubles a lot of people -- see the president there.
Led the Muslim book brotherhood and you know.
The Israelis are terrified that one day those those plays we used against them may -- Well -- so I don't think Israelis are terrified death.
They've proven quite often that some of the best maybe the second best pilots in the world or maybe.
Equal to us are Israeli pilots and equipment but that.
These were part of a deal that was made before -- -- came to power.
We have to examine.
All forms of aid that is being extended to Egypt and a lot of it should depend on.
-- -- behavior but I would remind you the Egyptian people elected him president.
Of Egypt and that's their decision now we make decisions based.
On his decisions and behavior so are you in support of this F sixteen give -- along with -- Abrams tanks or not.
Well -- their sales to start with the -- giveaways.
Are taking our -- Well our technology we are showing it's not.
Unique technology -- -- action considering.
So many countries in the world have these.
I am not opposed to it but we -- what happens when I am opposed to.
Not seriously evaluating -- -- behavior.
In and then had to balance for any future.
Arms sales that we might provide.
And senator very quickly what do you think of Leon Panetta lifting the ban.
On women serving in combat positions -- -- military.
I think it's appropriate but I also think that we have to expect the same rigorous fair.
Physical standards particularly for combat units we cannot have two standards.
A physical or mental for that matter standards for people to qualify we have outstanding women serving in the military and we're all proud of.
Now we lost -- the generals like general Mattis is going to be forced to step down from cent com what's the problem.
With so many generals in this administration word is he speaks up and speaks his mind and Tom -- -- company don't like it.
General -- speaks truth to power he's one of the finest -- that I have ever had the honor.
Being associated with that he should be -- -- in the military jobs -- responsibility.
And it's obvious that the civilians.
In this administration don't like people that speak truth to power.
We've noticed -- John McCain enjoys today from the rest for a time -- believe -- thank you very much except you.