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New questions now about Ben Ghazi more than -- more security could have saved the lives of four Americans listen to this exchange between senator Ron Johnson.
In the joint chiefs chairman general Martin Dempsey here.
So I think the assumption -- we had maybe.
Four time folder -- sixteen which means for people fulltime guards at the -- probably had -- network occurred well if you're asking me.
Would additional security forces hadn't made a difference in any number of ways answers yes of course -- -- well thank you.
Ron Johnson Republican senators with me -- to talk about that -- good morning Q and welcome back here to America's Newsroom might.
I just want to know -- when you think about that answer does it lead you anywhere.
Well that's been my main point all along here is and I know people been in student.
In the misleading talking points.
-- a couple weeks.
But from my standpoint the reason this administration was misleading us for a couple weeks is because they they didn't want Americans to really examine and think about.
And the lack of action.
The dereliction of duty gross negligence it went up to -- guys don't.
There were repeated requests for security was well known that the security situation is deteriorating.
And this -- the State Department unit in the cable reply.
Fifty borders secretary Clinton's signature basically not only.
Denied the request for additional security but actually said they're gonna proceed with a planned to ramp down security.
And you know for my -- -- -- shame there were no there were no fully armed Guardsmen there are no -- armed at all times.
And I think -- that would happen if we would have had just four armed guards -- have people who were trained.
I don't think the attack never would have happened I don't think for brave Americans Americans who have lost their lives are you -- trying to figure out whether or not the security -- request was made.
And then ultimately what happened to that request.
Now I I -- not do you know the answer yet.
Well we we certainly know the security -- were made in that they were denied.
We that we know one of the points I made because this is a budget hearing.
Is we have number Democrats Sanders -- -- Republicans.
-- you know what they were cutting the budgets of State Department didn't have the finds the fact the matter is.
The Department of Defense.
Upon request prior State Department will provide that security.
And bill we're not talking that many people of a full time staff.
Of sixteen security members would be basically with a full time shift before armed guards at all point at all times I think would have very.
This is SSA -- like that that is one issue it appears to me this is pretty gross I have names or granite who had a hand in that and then that decision.
The other -- -- -- -- get that troops -- from Europe and he disagree with your timeline as to whether or not troops could responding get there.
Effectively so that that those what those were the two wish I were going for -- that hearing now this is what we found on our Fox News polling.
Reason why -- Obama did not order health and -- -- that night a clear majority 56%.
Say they did not want to risk an election.
This was September 11 do you agree with us.
Might be possibly mean that's conjecture but you know the other question I was -- is based on report by Adam Housley.
From a Fox News where he was talking to somebody.
From the commander in extra -- force based -- -- year.
Basically saying that force the senate had very high state of writing this could have been -- been -- and 46 hours.
Which actually would -- saved the additional two lives when dirty and and that Tyrone woods.
And here but my question is why didn't we bring assets and have been guys see as soon as possible because we have no idea.
At the time nobody knew how long this -- was gonna last in what what are might have blown up -- -- So what an out I really questioned the decision making -- the other question is -- I am honored his view what was President Obama doing during the.
I -- to that point in the decision making this is what our fox polling also found out could the president or secretary is to do Clinton.
Done more again a clear majority think that both could have done more that night senator.
-- that I agree I think both of them could have been more engaged in what you know if the president would have been more engaged I think we would know about itself.
The fact that we don't know exactly what he was doing.
I've kind of speaks volumes and in my my guess is he people who will checked out of this one -- Are you moving the ball forward on this you are you getting anywhere and you -- -- -- for months.
-- slowly but surely and unfortunately there's not a whole lot of questioning here in the democratic controlled senate itself.
It when when I had my chief front of a budget hearing where we had general Dempsey come come in front of -- rather -- really.
Talk about the budget.
I actually did.
Senator on questions I'm Ben Ghazi.
But as it is pretty frustrating being.
Republicans -- to be in the minority we don't get to call the hearings that's controlled by the Democrats.
But most of the hearing action -- take place in the house were under control and the I never put your answer down as not quite sure just yet.
Who will be in contact center thank god you're on John's a great day thank you and you as well senator.
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