Rep. Farenthold Discusses Administration's Failure in Benghazi on Fox News
October 15, 2012
On September 11, 2012 four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, were brutally attacked and murdered at an American compound in Benghazi, Libya. At the time, the Administration blamed this senseless attack on an unanticipated uprising in reaction to a controversial video and not what it was - an act of terrorism.
We know that within 24 hours the White House knew it was a terrorist attack but took almost two weeks to publicly admit this fact. Instead of being honest with the American people, the Administration spent $70,000 on a Middle East PR, apology tour, all while blaming budget cuts for denial of additional security requests in the months leading up to the attack in Libya. From the attacks in Benghazi to Operation Fast and Furious, there are too many examples of government failing those who put their life on the line every day to protect us.