Kyl suggests Benghazi ‘cover-up’
Sen. Jon Kyl, (R-Ariz.) suggests the Obama administration orchestrated a “cover-up” of the events that led to the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi that left U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans dead.
“There are three questions that have to be answered,” Kyl said in an interview aired Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” appearing on a panel with three other retiring senators. “Why weren’t the warnings about the need for security heeded? Why weren’t the requests for help during the ted attack answered and why did the administration think it had to cover up all the things that occurred before by putting out to the American people a narrative that I think will turn out to be absolutely false?”
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison(R-Texas), agreed, saying that more than 10 days after the deadly attack, “top level people” were disseminating incorrect information.
“I am very concerned about the fact that on Sept. 11 this happened, and on Sept. 20, the Senate was given a classified briefing and they were still, the top level people were still telling us the same thing. They were telling us things that we knew, that we even saw in the press were not correct information,” she said. “Now, Benghazi was a consulate. it wasn’t a full embassy. I think if we have learned one thing, it is that maybe we should close consulates and give the full protection to our ambassadors who were willing to risk this kind of upheaval, so i do think we need to go into this in depth. I think this if there were military people trying to get in and they were being told no, no, no repeatedly we need to fix that.”
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