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Answers -- -- from the very beginning senator.
Your reaction to today.
Not surprised but saddened.
Testimony of these brave.
Public servants who were told not to talk to congress which -- they -- a violation but.
It's pretty clear.
What we knew from the beginning that this was not a spontaneous attack sparked by -- video.
And I was on 1 -- the Sunday morning shows following Susan Rice Lisa what do you think I said.
You don't bring mortars and rocket propelled grenades to spontaneous demonstrations but then the question -- is why would they do that.
And you have to put in the context and understand it in the context of a presidential campaign.
The whole line of the presidential campaign to re elect Barack Obama.
What has been Biden is dead al-Qaeda is decimated al-Qaeda is on the run.
No terrorist attacks anywhere and then of course this thing happen and it had the capability.
Of disrupting that -- at a really crucial time.
In a presidential campaign.
Some of these inexplicable actions on the part of the State Department and and specifically.
The ambassador to the United Nations then it gets hideous it was.
That that's pretty clear -- so then.
You sort of go up there that the chain of command.
The -- pool was -- to say what and Biden.
How how involved giving this gets.
I think it gets.
-- involved because there are a number of questions still unanswered like why couldn't we get day.
At least an F sixteen to fly over.
At low altitude while this attack was going on believe -- that scares people.
I think also that.
And I was at the hearing when.
-- -- secretary of state said what does it matter where they take you walker where today.
You know that that kind of emotional kind of rebuttal to senator Johnson's question it does matter.
Matters to the families matters of the people involved.
And it obviously mattered to the witnesses today because it was safe in many ways it preventable occurrence remember that the last two.
Americans who died -- in the last hour of the seven and a half hour.
Conflict first attack and then there was allow -- was another attack.
And still the question has to be the all the military assets that we have in that region of the world I mean.
Tens of thousands of troops.
Hundreds of airplanes why is it that we couldn't get.
Somebody there for seven and a half hours that's a legitimate question among others.
-- you know lead at the very least some of what's gonna come up is.
-- if you didn't know about this Mr.
President you should have known about this.
That -- oddly enough there I've talked to some Democrat senators said -- the very fact that he went off to Los Vegas for an event.
Just shortly after this.
It indicates how how -- -- -- how little he he he knew -- about -- I think that was the gist of their.
Defense on this what do you make of that that he would -- Donna made that trip.
If he had to -- didn't believe loved what he would later.
Say you were his perceptions of what went down and been -- at the time.
Well what we do know is said he spoke to the secretary of defense at 5 o'clock in the afternoon.
What in a meeting it was on another subject what we don't know is what he did in the intervening hours between them and when he left -- For a last Vegas now we've got dramatic pictures of everybody watching the raid that took out and live right.
But we don't have any pictures we don't have any depiction of what the president was doing -- you know the lives of four brave Americans.
Being taken in this what is clearly a terrorist attack by.
And al-Qaeda affiliated.
And by the way another thing that mr.
hicks testified on.
Is -- he was never interviewed by the FBI that how could that possibly be a thorough investigation.
I I think.
Not -- -- -- by the accountability review board that was convened.
We'll investigate this whole thing and why would you not want to.
Involve the number two guy at the embassy who was right and the thing about it.
All right we'll watch closely senator thank you very much --
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