Chaffetz: Administration Pretended June 6 Terror Attack on Benghazi Consulate 'Never Happened'

Michael W. Chapman and Jon Street

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) said at a Wednesday hearing that the Obama administration acted as if a June 6 terrorist attack against the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, had never happened.

The attack–which happened more than three months before the Sept. 11 terrorist attack that killed four Americans including the U.S. ambassador–was a clear warning of the terror threat in the country and the need for heightened security at U.S. diplomatic facilities there.

Showing photographs of the June 6 bombing attack, Chaffetz said, “We didn’t talk about it. We pretended it didn’t happen.”…

…“The third time the terrorists came to attack us they were even more successful, killing four Americans. I believe personally, with more assets, more resource — just meeting the minimum standards — we could have and should have saved the life of Ambassador Stevens and the other people that were there.”…

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