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So who is lieutenant colonel Gibson and what does he know about the stand down orders given the night have been Ghazi attack.
Those are a few of the question being asked after this testimony on Capitol Hill.
When the order to stand down was given who issued that order were you told the lieutenant colonel Gibson told you.
Who was ultimately responsible for issuing that order he did not identify the person -- see you don't know if it was the combatant commander.
I do not know or whether it was -- secretary of defense or the president correct I have no idea.
She's distinct ferries now as a congressman who asked those questions of the big Gaza whistle blower Gregory hicks.
-- four Republican Ron Desantis congressman thanks up for joining us.
So what do we know at this point who did give the stand out over that prevented special forces personnel from potentially.
Rescuing these four Americans before they were murdered.
We don't know who gave the stand down order and we really know very little.
About -- not what went on in the highest levels of our government during this attack.
Galindo -- and -- woods were killed at 5:15 in the morning good night after September 11.
But doesn't appear that any assets were marshalled.
And support of them and so I think it's a question of why wasn't that the case and who was the one who determined that our forces who were in Tripoli that may have been able to make it over there.
Had to stand down we don't know when that that bin Laden mission happened we had all kind of picture -- yeah the president was doing in all this.
And we don't know that we don't know what the president was doing at all this night we know the next day he went out to Vegas for campaigning.
So I just think these are questions that we need to have answered the Pentagon has said well.
Most of the assets we had wouldn't have ended up making it there in time anyways but here's the thing at the time you're making these decisions.
We didn't know how long this was -- laps and so I think.
As Americans we don't want to leave people behind I think the people the families of of those who were killed want to know.
That our government did all it could do under the circumstances to help save -- seems.
Like they have an absolute right to know I'd love to hear -- counter argument for why they don't have that right.
To find out why these men were left to die in Ben -- why don't we have a special prosecutor getting.
To the bottom of this how can that happen -- you pushing for that.
Well what we've done so I'm on the oversight committee and we handled the hearing last week.
And -- will probably do more hearings I've also endorse legislation to create a special house committee a select committee.
That could investigate this and that would be their sole focus I don't think that.
Special prosecutor appointed by the attorney general would work because quite frankly I don't I don't trust the attorney general to appoint someone who would do a good job and me we've seen with the State Department.
The ARB report was woefully deficient and that was done with inside the administration -- -- congress.
Has to do it it's either got to be on the oversight committee or special select committee and I would be fine doing either one.
Okay well I hope he'll continue at least until we can find out what exactly happened -- -- us from Florida thanks a lot congressman very much.
For joining us any time.
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