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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:05 AM

Republicans Skip Benghazi Hearings

Republicans skip Benghazi hearing; complain about lack of information on Benghazi
Posted By Josh Rogin Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 10:37 AM

This week, a number of Republican senators have strongly criticized the administration for failing to properly explain the circumstances surrounding the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi. Some of those senators failed to show up for a briefing on the attack Wednesday.
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has been the leading congressional critic of the administration's handling of the Benghazi attack and what he sees as the administration's lack of candor with Congress on the matter. On Wednesday, he pledged to block the potential nomination of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to replace Secretary of State Hillary Clinton due to Rice's statements on the attack. That drew a sharp rebuke from President Barack Obama at Wednesday's press conference.


But although McCain had time to speak on the Senate floor and on television about the lack of information provided to Congress about the attack, he didn't attend the classified briefing for senators Wednesday given to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, of which he is a member.
Committee ranking Republican Susan Collins (R-ME) called out McCain for skipping the briefing and said his call for a special committee to investigate the Benghazi attack was not necessary because the Homeland Security committee could handle it.

Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), "who was there at briefing, and Senator McCain, who was not, are members of our committee, and I know they would play very important roles," Collins told Politico.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), another Homeland Security committee member who was on television complaining about the lack of Benghazi information, also did not show up for the Wednesday hearing. Paul did a CNN interview from the Capitol building Wednesday in which said he had questions about the anti-Islam video, the lack of Marines in Libya, and diplomatic security. At one point he says, "I don't know enough of the details."

The closed and classified briefing included representatives from the State Department, the Defense Department, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the National Counterterrorism Center, and the FBI, an administration official said. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a classified hearing on Benghazi on Tuesday and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence will hold one Thursday, but McCain and Paul are not members of either of those committees.
"If you want answers, a good first step is to show up and ask a question," an administration official told The Cable. "That's what a senator does."

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http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/11/15/republicans_skip_benghazi_hearing_complain_about_lack_of_information_on_benghazi

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Dalai_1 Nov 2012 OP
Pisces Nov 2012 #1
Dalai_1 Nov 2012 #5
OffWithTheirHeads Nov 2012 #2
AAO Nov 2012 #20
warrior1 Nov 2012 #3
BlueCaliDem Nov 2012 #6
AlbertCat Nov 2012 #18
Angry Dragon Nov 2012 #4
HooptieWagon Nov 2012 #7
Baitball Blogger Nov 2012 #8
Ganja Ninja Nov 2012 #9
obamanut2012 Nov 2012 #10
SDjack Nov 2012 #19
GeorgeGist Nov 2012 #11
gollygee Nov 2012 #12
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #13
stillcool Nov 2012 #14
MynameisBlarney Nov 2012 #15
underpants Nov 2012 #34
Harriety Nov 2012 #16
TahitiNut Nov 2012 #17
AAO Nov 2012 #21
Window Nov 2012 #22
allan01 Nov 2012 #23
cliffordu Nov 2012 #24
Gary 50 Nov 2012 #25
lobodons Nov 2012 #26
bluestate10 Nov 2012 #27
SleeplessinSoCal Nov 2012 #28
CindyinIndy Nov 2012 #29
bluesbassman Nov 2012 #32
applegrove Nov 2012 #30
Quantess Nov 2012 #31
ErikJ Nov 2012 #33
patrice Nov 2012 #35
Flying Squirrel Nov 2012 #36
JBoy Nov 2012 #37
kentuck Nov 2012 #38
spanone Nov 2012 #39
TwilightGardener Nov 2012 #40

Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:08 AM

1. THis is not a surprise. They can both spew more garbage and claim they haven't heard anything

to dispute their nonsense. This is the kind of bullshit that they should be called on when interviewed. Where are the
journalist???

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Response to Pisces (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:14 AM

5. I hope we will hear it

shouted from the roof tops!

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:09 AM

2. Droopy alreadyknows everything he needs to know.

"That One" is President and Droopy is not. That is all he needs to know.

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Response to OffWithTheirHeads (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 12:54 PM

20. Pretty damn disrespectful calling the President "That One", don't you think?

 

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:10 AM

3. if they aren't going to do their job

then get the fuck out of the way and shut your damn mouths.

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Response to warrior1 (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:16 AM

6. +1. Couldn't have said it better! eom

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Response to warrior1 (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 12:43 PM

18. BINGO!

Obviously, they aren't interested in finding out any more info.

Perhaps someone who cares should be on the committee....

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:12 AM

4. I guess some republicans don't need no facts

It just gets in their way when they want to rant and prove their ignorance

Their committee assignment should be taken from them

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:21 AM

7. Dems need to keep repeating this. nt

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:50 AM

8. You can't make this shit up.

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:51 AM

9. "If you want answers, a good first step is to show up and ask a question,"

But if you live in the conservative entertainment bubble where "facts" are confusing and ridiculed as bias then you don't need no stinking facts. You need one of these.

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:54 AM

10. Good for Susie Collins

I do wish she would cross the aisle, or at least go (I-ME).

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 12:53 PM

19. McHypocrite got spanked by a lady Republican. How embarrassing. nt

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 12:08 PM

11. They've got FOX to tell them what to think.

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 12:09 PM

12. Which of course proves that this is all about politicizing tragedy

and not at all about getting information.

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Response to gollygee (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 12:10 PM

13. +1 nt

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 12:17 PM

14. Is there anything they do..

other than piss people off?

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 12:30 PM

15. Roger Ailes

probably told them not to go, because it would totes ruin his "FOUR DEAD AMERICANS" meme.

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Response to MynameisBlarney (Reply #15)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:00 PM

34. Neener neener neener I can't hear you

I have to memorize the Fox News script

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 12:38 PM

16. As my daddy used to say "put up or shut up."

They just did this for show anyway. All they ever want to do is to make a big stink about nothing so our Pres looks bad. I am sick of their chatter and even more sick of the way the press caters to them.

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 12:40 PM

17. Leadership of the Forces of Ignorance guard vast storehouses of Ignorance!

McCain's entire life is a testimonial to missed briefings and steadfast ignorance. Rand Paul is a Legacy Ignoramus!

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 12:56 PM

21. McINSane has to retire.

 

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 12:57 PM

22. K/R

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 01:07 PM

23. re:Republicans Skip Benghazi Hearings

these are the same ones who have been braying for these hearings. thes same rs want to fry his ass. aint going to happen. they are pissed off because their right to assencian to the white house has been inttrupted . they feel that they own the country and the rest of us can go to hell. u aint going to fry obama because u (repukes ) cut the embasy funding. you have your selves to blame
. on edit : since when does it make mmake mcain a authority on military matters whilt being a prisoner of war ?

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 01:09 PM

24. Is this the onion?? Can't be, to weird.

Ya can't make this shit up......

Can't wait to see what John Stewart has to say......

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 01:10 PM

25. Of course McCain wasn't there...

There were no cameras to catch his feigned outrage. No cameras to bloviate in front of. Thank God this bitter old loser and his half wit half governor never disgraced the country as president and VP.

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 01:12 PM

26. Plausible Denialbility

Sure, by missing the meetings they can continue to bitch about not knowing enough details.

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 01:16 PM

27. Ahhh. Now the true starts to come out. Republican Senators are fucking posers. nt

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 01:18 PM

28. Time to get the MSM to report this. By force if necessary.

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:02 PM

29. Bitching abiout 4 dead Americans!

Why aren't they bitching about the thousands of dead and maimed Americans from two illegal wars? Two-faced bastards.

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Response to CindyinIndy (Reply #29)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 06:50 PM

32. It's the new 9-11. Seems to be a theme with the repugs.

McCain needs to go.

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:11 PM

30. They want an Obama scandal and will not let this one go. Going to a hearing

might result in clarity. Bet they are banking on the facts in Benghazi remaining secret for national security reasons; they can then create a conspiracy theory in the void that is left.

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:26 PM

31. Of course. (no text)

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 06:51 PM

33. Sounds like Faux outrage.

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:25 PM

35. If these fuckers think we are done with them, they are miserably mistaken! FORWARD!!!!

YYYyyyyyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HHHHHhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! . . . .

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:09 PM

36. Why do they hate America? nt

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:18 PM

37. Like skipping dinner because you're busy complaining about how hungry you are.

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:19 PM

38. How do they explain that to their followers??

The people that voted for them??

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:20 PM

39. they're too busy preening for the teevee cameras...taking turns shitting on the newly elected Prez

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:24 PM

40. Republicans: "FOUR DEAD AMERICANS!! We want answers!1!!"

During committee hearings: "LALALA, we can't hear you!!11!" After hearings: "FOUR DEAD AMERICANS!! We want answers, but only if they hurt the President!!!11"

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