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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 06:06 PM

5 of 8 Republicans skip Benghazi hearing; complain about lack of information on Benghazi

Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 02:13 PM PST
5 of 8 Republicans skip Benghazi hearing; complain about lack of information on Benghazi
by SantaFeMarie

This needs to be read by - or to, if necessary - to every wingnut in the nation peddling insane Benghazi theories:

Republicans skip Benghazi hearing; complain about lack of information on Benghazi

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.

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Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has been the leading congressional critic of the administration's handling of the Benghazi attack ...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.

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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."


CNN reports that only three of the eight GOP members of the committee attended the two hour briefing; seven of the nine Democratic members were there.

That same report also says that when he was asked about this today, McCain shouted "get off my lawn". Well, not quite, but almost - see the link I just gave you.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/11/15/1162090/-5-of-8-Republicans-skip-Benghazi-hearing-complain-about-lack-of-information-on-Benghazi

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Reply 5 of 8 Republicans skip Benghazi hearing; complain about lack of information on Benghazi (Original post)
FourScore Nov 2012 OP
nc4bo Nov 2012 #1
bench scientist Nov 2012 #3
dsc Nov 2012 #8
chowder66 Nov 2012 #2
kentuck Nov 2012 #4
longship Nov 2012 #9
socialindependocrat Nov 2012 #5
struggle4progress Nov 2012 #6
Initech Nov 2012 #7
War Horse Nov 2012 #10

Response to FourScore (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 06:15 PM

1. The names 2 of the five, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY). Who are the other three?

We really should know. Their names should be public.

How do we find this information?

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Response to nc4bo (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 06:22 PM

3. here are the members of the CMTE

http://www.hsgac.senate.gov/about

R - Collins, Coburn, Brown, Johnson, McCain, Portman, Paul and Moran.
D-Lieberman, Levin,Akaka, Carper, Pryor, Landrieu, McCaskill,Tester, Begich

And Collins called the R's out for not attending, so it would have to be Coburn, Brown, Johnson, Portman or Moran.

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Response to bench scientist (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:19 PM

8. I would give Brown who is a lame duck some slack

but the rest should be held accountable.

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 06:16 PM

2. K & R.

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 06:23 PM

4. They were afraid they might discover some facts...

which would disrupt their impeachment plans...?

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Response to kentuck (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:35 PM

9. Umm! The Senate cannot impeach.

That power rests solely with the House of Reps.

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 06:38 PM

5. It seems, the only way these people feel justified in getting paid...

is by not working.

Funny, I wonder if their numbers are included in the 47%
who do nothing and expect handouts from the government?

In my highschool they would be considered "troublemakers"
and expelled from school!

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Response to socialindependocrat (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:26 PM

6. They feel an obligation to prove to everyone that government can't function, and this requires

them always to display a certain level of dysfunctional incompetence

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:45 PM

7. Because it's a bullshit issue!!!

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:39 PM

10. And to think I had a modicum of respect for McCain at one time

Long since gone. Live and learn

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