McCain Calls for Further Benghazi Investiations
Sen. John McCain continued his criticism of the White House’s handling of the Sept. 11 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, calling for a select committee to investigate what he called the Obama administration’s “cover-up.”
“Now, what you’ve got to look at this in the context of the times there,” McCain told Martha Raddatz in an interview that aired on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday. “We are in the midst of a presidential campaign. The narrative by the Obama campaign is that bin Laden is dead, that al Qaeda is on the run, not to worry about anything, and her comes this attack on Benghazi. And there are so many questions that are unanswered. We need a select committee.”
“The president didn’t call it an act of terror,” the Arizona Republican continued. “In fact, two weeks later, before the U.N., he was talking about hateful videos and spontaneous demonstrations. What he did say the day after was he condemned acts of terrorism, but then that night … and throughout the next two weeks, he kept saying that it was caused by a spontaneous demonstration sparked by a hateful video. He kept saying that over and over again and condemning that.”
McCain repeated his assertion that the administration is guilty of a “cover-up.”
“I’d call it a cover-up,” he said. “I would call it a cover-up to the extent that there was willful removal of information, which was obvious.”
Notice the lack of editorializing, McCain’s words speak for themselves. The news media would look foolish trying to defend the White House at this point, and it appears that they are starting to get it.