GOP senators press Obama on whereabouts during Benghazi attack

Susan Crabtree
The Washington Examiner

Sens. Lindsey Graham, John McCain and Kelly Ayotte are pressing the White House for more information about President Obama’s handling of the Benghazi attacks and his whereabouts as the deadly assaults on the U.S. compounds were unfolding.

The three GOP senators, the most vocal in the Senate on the Benghazi attack, want Obama to confirm a statement National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor made Thursday night during an interview on Fox News that the president never visited the White House Situation Room to monitor events the afternoon and night of Sept. 11, 2012.

“Over a year and a half has passed since the terrorist attacks, and the American people still do not have an accounting of your activities during the attack,” the senators wrote in a letter to Obama. “Mr. President, can you now confirm that Mr. Vietor’s account of your absence in the White House Situation Room is accurate?”

Vietor, who serves as NSC communications director, said he was in the White House Situation Room the night of the attack but Obama wasn’t…



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