Did President Obama sleep through Benghazi siege?
Rep. Louie Gohmert wants answers
- Duration 3:48
- Date Feb 18, 2013
Rep. Louie Gohmert wants answers
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Who could forget this classic at from the ninth the 2008 campaign Hillary Clinton claiming she was the most roll up.
We'll reliable candidate to answer -- 3 AM call to the White House rather than Barack Obama.
So voted Hillary Clinton's ad come true when it comes to Ben Ghazi Texas congressman -- go where it says so.
He joins us live from Dallas -- -- congressman who weren't -- Good morning stayed there wasn't a 3 AM phone call the president did however have a phone call at 5 o'clock in the afternoon.
But I got a briefing at 5 o'clock in the afternoon about what was going on and then as secretary Panetta said.
There was no other contact now with the president now did as we Donahoe is chief of staff said -- use briefed all during the night what how -- he -- It was made very clear -- testimony.
There were no phone calls either way we had people out there dying.
-- people that he committed there that he sent there.
And they did there -- -- phone calls either way it's absolutely incredible Steve how many times did you tell people look.
I'm gonna stay -- you call me when you get there because I want to make sure you're all right I mean nothing like that it's just incredible.
-- there were using the ostrich pillow I don't know but something war.
To allow them to -- now I didn't know he had a very busy campaign appearance the next day in Las Vegas I'm sure he wanted to look good for that first heaven's sake.
To bomb Qaddafi on behalf of rebels we knew included al-Qaeda.
Why -- -- commit to our military air forces to help Americans.
Instead of al-Qaeda.
Yeah and I know members of your party have and tried to push the White House and try to push the president it let's connect the dots we wanna know what all happened exactly but the White House.
That racer who we want to know all the details but the White House doesn't you know they're in no hurry to let that out because.
It -- thanks to a compliant.
News media nobody really is talking about the story except on us and you don't.
Well and it's extraordinary because there -- what we haven't been able to interview.
The people that survive there but they or sources that Fox News head back at the time that says look we heard radio traffic.
Saying we have dropped three over Libya that's that's air force to arms for.
We got a plane over Libya -- now we're told.
Well we never had authority to come over Libya.
So maybe there was a plane that came over why.
And I could have led -- there -- an hour and a half story of the most from Croatia.
And that would have been C 130s nothing got there for four hours for twenty hours about.
Well it's incredible.
I think congressman I I think congressman I think what we're learning unfortunately is at that point the priority of the White House and the president.
Was to get reelected because -- we were just outside of you know that big November election.
And the mainstream that media was totally compliant -- don't ask the tough questions was sledding skate on this.
But it does bring back at 3 AM call -- except this time nobody call because he had to do not disturb apparently.
I can't imagine not going to the war room.
Within seventy minutes after the the facility there had requested air support.
They -- an -- armed drone so they could watch in real time around it and don't do that.
It could have done it from the war room but special shout out to my friend Sam Johnson who signed this week in.
A real Vietnam hero and our hearts go out for the Johnson's family and that's Tennessee's.
Congressman -- Olmert to his from dallas'.
Sir thank you thanks so much -- it's.