Jason Chaffetz, other GOP, voted to cut funding for embassy security

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    Right-Wing Media's Libya Consulate Security Mythology Falls Apart


    The conservative media talking point that the White House abdicated its responsibility to secure the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, took a hit Wednesday when CNN's Soledad O'Brien pressed Congressman Jason Chaffetz to acknowledge that he joined House Republicans in voting to cut funding for embassy security.

    Since the September attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, the right-wing media have attacked the Obama administration for supposedly not having enough security at the compound. That myth is undermined by a State Department explanation that "no reasonable security presence could have successfully fended" off the attack.

    Chaffetz, a surrogate for Mitt Romney's presidential campaign who is helping to lead an investigation into the attack, appeared to discuss that investigation on CNN's Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien. During the interview, Chaffetz echoed the right-wing media talking point that security was insufficient in Benghazi. But O'Brien pointed out the fundamental hypocrisy in this argument by noting that Chaffetz, like other Republicans in the House, voted to cut funding for embassy security.

    O'Brien asked: "Is it true that you voted to cut the funding for embassy security?" Chaffetz responded: "Absolutely. Look we have to make priorities and choices in this country."
     
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    This falls on Hillary and Obama, dont try to distract from the real problem here because it wont work.
     
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    Congress, and especially the House, is in charge of the country's wallet.

    Only the Congress can increase or decrease funding.
     
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    That's the new democrat position. Republicans cut the funding for Embassy security. Unfortunately for democrats, Jason Chaffetz is on the committee now grilling the State Department.

    Cut funding for PBS, NPR and Planned Parenthood, use the money for Embassy Security. Simple.
     
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    And this has what to do with an administration making up a phony story - a lie - and telling it repeatedly to the entire world?
     
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    Exactkly what does that have to do with the State Department and The Admninistration KNOWINGLY and FALSLEY blaming the first ammendment on the death of 4 Americans?
     
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    If you are not totally as stupid as the average democrat and you KNOW that there is no money for security for whatever reason, you get your people OUT OF THERE! How hard is this to determine. Britian did it in JUNE.

    Ambassador Stevens asked to be removed he said "Send a plane, a DC3". Had obama given up just ONE personal trip, maybe we could have gotten those people out.
     
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    It not about funding it was about dropping the ball and not ramping up security on 9/11 and after repeated requests.

    Save your straw man arguments for someone they will work on.

    Media Matters...:lol: That was your first mistake. :cool:
     
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    This is their new line of lying that they're going to try to run with.
     

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