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Republican senator Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire joins us now she serves on the Senate Armed Services Committee and has been at the forefront of getting to -- truth when it comes to what happened.
Tonight our Ben Ghazi facilities were attacked senator -- I know you -- -- closely with Senator John McCain on a number of issues.
He calls the administration's response to the Ben Ghazi -- a cover up do you see it that way.
I fully agree with Senator McCain about this mean let let's step back for a minute.
Taking the original.
Talking points that the intelligence community put forth.
And compare them to what was brought forth that Susan Rice apparently claimed that she relied on.
Al-Qaeda it taken out Ansar Al Sharia which is a known terrorist a group.
And also the prior tax on the -- it.
So I think that clearly this is a cover up you know just from my own experience.
Of having pushed with senators Graham and McCain.
Right now -- in light of the testimony we have last week it is time -- called from the beginning for a joint select committee.
That we do that because just to put some of the questions that have been answered and -- perspective.
We don't know who -- the facility security requirements according to the house -- -- last week only Hillary Clinton could do that.
What about the survivors.
We have been pushing to have the survivors come forward.
-- legal protection and the administration has been stone -- us and we know from the testimony last week that those on the ground.
Had very different information offer then what we saw even in the accountability review board report.
And congressman ice who and chairs the house oversight committee says that that.
Accountability review board dubbed the process or project the output of of the ARB was insufficient you agree.
I agree just from a point of view that first of all yesterday I was surprised that they didn't.
Interviewed Secretary Clinton indeed telling me she's the principal on the State Department.
In addition we saw that aired Nordstrom mentioned that there were key decision makers that weren't interviewed Mark Thompson said he wasn't interviewed the top.
Counterterrorism official of the State Department but where's all the information any accountability review board that we heard.
Directly from Gregory hicks when he testified before the house.
And how about the issue of the stand down order.
That is inconsistent I believe -- what we heard before the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Who issued that stand down order for the special forces that wanted to go from Tripoli to beg -- to help those who were in need under attack.
Right Lou the president speaking of consistency says he he has talked about terrorism from almost the get go in regard -- -- Ghazi.
On -- play this clip for you now.
Since our -- The United States has been -- nation that respects all faiths.
All efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others.
But there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence.
-- The world must stand together to unequivocally reject these brutal acts.
-- -- -- Well we also know is clearly they were not.
In a position where they were adequately protect.
The day after it happened I acknowledged that.
This was an act.
And -- I pledge to the American people was that we would find out what happened we would make sure that.
It did not happen again and we would make sure that we held accountable.
Those who have perpetrated this.
And -- That's exactly what we've been trying to do.
That last from news conference this morning now with the president and favored David Cameron the first was from his White House Rose Garden statement.
In the aftermath of the -- does he attacks on September 13.
Of last year.
It sure sounded like it at that point he was referring to the hole some -- video of -- law -- and the problem moment.
Well here here's the problem.
You know I heard what the president said this morning.
And you know to me it sounds like spin because we need a full and truthful accounting about what happened here.
You need to look at what his prior statements were you reference -- sixty minute statement.
But also the statements he made on the view and Letterman why was he still connecting it like Susan Rice did.
To a video to a demonstration.
When we know even from those on the ground think about what Gregory hicks said.
He spoke to ambassador Stevens.
And may have been the last person to speak to an ambassador Stephen said they are under attack.
There was no reference to a demonstration.
And when we heard before the armed services committee the testimony secretary Panetta.
Chairman -- -- they said they knew right away that this was an act of terrorism.
So you have to step back and also remember this is in the context of an election right where they were claiming that al-Qaeda have been decimated.
Where they were claiming that of course the death of Osama bin Laden which we were all.
Happy in support of the president wins -- -- that al-Qaeda was out on the run.
Yet they took the references to al-Qaeda out of the talking points.
Was that done because of the context of election for the convenience of making it a better political narrative for them.
I mean that's an important question they answer for the American people and there are many such questions left answer.
Senator Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire thank you.
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