NH Dem Rep Dodges Benghazi Q & A at Town Hall

Joel Gehrke
The Washington Examiner

Rep. Ann Kuster, D-N.H., refused to answer questions about the Benghazi terrorist attack that killed four Americans on the grounds that the Libyan city isn’t in the Middle East.

“I’m certainly not here to talk about it, we’re here to talk about the Middle East,” Kuster replied at an event in her district when asked if she would comment on the attack, according to a video of the event. She had just dismissed a written question asking what she thought about a House bill introduced by Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., who wants to House and Senate to establish a special congressional committee investigating the Benghazi attack…

…An event staffer intervened while Kuster stood silent. “There are a lot of different ideas and a lot of different opinions here,” he said. “So, we’re going to stick to the format of answering questions [on the postcards] rather than get into a discussion that goes on.”

The campaign arm of the House Republicans seized on Kuster’s behavior as an argument against her re-election.

“Let’s be clear — Annie Kuster is a United States congresswoman,” NRCC spokesman Ian Prior said in response to the video. “Four Americans died as a result of the attacks in Benghazi. For her not to even address a voter’s questions about what the United States government is doing to get answers on those terrorist attacks makes her unqualified for the office which she holds.”


The entire article, with video, is at The Washington Examiner.



Related:   New Hampshire Democrat replies to Nov. 25 Benghazi question she refused to answer



Update:  Obama Decisions Thwarted Seizure of Benghazi Suspect    Puzzling move as U.S. forces prepared

More information is emerging that a puzzling decision by the Obama administration likely sabotaged the effort to capture one of the most important terrorist figures charged with carrying out the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.

Questions surround the timing and manner in which the U.S. in October seized wanted militant Abu Anas al-Libi, who was living openly in his home in Libya and likely could have been captured at a different time.

It is now becoming increasingly clear the decision to capture al-Libi all but thwarted an operation by covert U.S. operatives who were potentially just hours away from grabbing Ahmed Abu Khattalah, a senior leader of the Ansar Al-Sharia militia wanted for the Benghazi attack….



Update 2: Mark Steyn, Not Kuster’s Last Stand, Alas

The Democrats had a very good night in New Hampshire in November 2012, and swept away, among many others, my congressman. Charlie Bass was nobody’s idea of a rock-ribbed conservative, but he wasn’t an idiot. By contrast, look at Bass’s successor, Democrat Annie Kuster…


H/T Ace of Spades



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