Benghazi questions left unanswered?
Sen. John Cornyn sounds off
- Duration 4:06
- Date Jan 28, 2013
Sen. John Cornyn sounds off
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Personal loss to lose him in three other brave Americans.
But I also have.
-- looked back and tried to figure out what we can do so that nobody.
Insofar as possible would be in this position again asks the right questions shape the right -- -- But it's going to be a team that both -- succeeds and fails.
President Obama and secretary of state Hillary Clinton showing remorse or regret last night for the biggest foreign policy debacle on their watch we're talking about the terror attack that killed four Americans in Libya -- For the victims of that -- -- that interview.
Really offered the real answers for them or was it politics the senate minority whip John -- Texas joins us now life on the curvy couch good to -- good morning weren't.
-- sure you saw the interview the first half talked and just about the friendship and I was like -- I hope they asked questions about Libya.
After the commercial break they did in fact talk about and -- but -- the answer sufficient for you.
You know it seems like there's more of a PR initiative that it is an effort to get to the bottom of things and -- I know I'll watch the hearings so some months after the incident.
And Secretary Clinton said you know what's the big deal here or words to that effect well the big deal is for Americans -- -- lives.
And we ought to be about trying to figure out how to weeks prevent that from ever happening again and how we hold the people who were.
Accountable sure do you think wherever gonna get to the bottom of this.
Well I hope -- her friends in the House of Representatives will not to let the skull and will get the bottom -- but it's important our national security it's important to protect our diplomats and those abroad who wore.
-- -- the United States.
This is not about politics this is not about personalities this is really about.
Keeping our commitments to those people who represent the United States abroad and dangerous places and making sure -- protected -- What of the other controversial things it's going to be happening on the hill now is the confirmation or or maybe not at that Chuck Hagel.
How do you feel about it the former senator becoming the -- basically in charge of the world affairs and cents.
Well I like Chuck Hagel a server Chuck Hagel in the United States senate but he's the wrong man for this job right.
Well his positions on everything from a nuclear Iran.
The -- -- nations with the State Department designated terrorist organizations like Hamas.
His embrace of these and I you've.
Ideas like a nuclear free world which you know is fine to say you know what I hope and I wish and I pray that it would be that way but it's not realistic.
In this -- particularly among the person who's supposed to.
-- present American.
National security and keep -- the peace and and I worry that -- Obama's pick.
Senator hagel because really the Defense Department is only part of the government that he seems to be -- to cut.
He's not really understood and reining in spending an almost any other area except.
He said the sequester which of course of the one point two trillion dollars in cuts prescription who would affect.
Which disproportionate effect defense spending.
The president said during the campaign and gonna happen well it's gonna happen there it's gonna happen here in just about six weeks before you go is something that looks like it's gonna happen in your chamber the senate is it looks like there's a bipartisan plan to reform immigration.
I hope so and we'll hear from the president this week but it really requires presidential leadership like so many of these issues.
Because it's easy for people to sort of get off in their corner and and argue there.
Particular agenda but it's hard to come together on big complex so it's up to the president.
Well it's up to all of us but the president's got to play his -- -- commander in chief and the leader.
We should mention that -- Republicans have come together to talk about immigration reform as well and they are gonna come up with their own.
Plan some people are saying this'll be amazing if this actually happens we'll have to wait and see got -- pass both houses of congress and we a lot of work to answer earned a Centre court and real pleasure thanks for joining us live here -- -- you're gonna see both of you -- you see you.