EEV: In her defense, please open up the following category on Benghazi and decide for yourself.
- Four Americans were killed in the terrorist attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012
- White House spokesman Jay Carney said Wednesday that the president stands by his description of the attack as a ‘phony scandal’
PUBLISHED: 00:58 EST, 1 August 2013 | UPDATED: 04:16 EST, 1 August 2013
White House spokesman Jay Carney doubled-down on President Obama’s assertion that the attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya, was ‘phony scandal’ – just days after the mother of one of the victims of the brutal attack appeared on Fox News to express how outraged she was that the president would refer to the attack as ‘phony.’
For the last few weeks, ‘phony scandals’ has been one of the president’s talking points when talking about the Benghazi attack as he criss-crosses the country giving speeches in support of his new economic plan.
‘What we’ve seen, as time has passed and more facts have become known, whether it’s about the attacks in Benghazi and the talking points or revelations about conduct at the IRS, that attempts to turn this into a scandal have failed,’ Carney said during a press briefing on Wednesday.
Phony: President Barack Obama has begun referring to the Benghazi terrorist attack as a ‘phony scandal’
No Regrets: White House spokesman Jay Carney says the president stands by his statement that any scandal about the attack is ‘phony’
New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte said in an interview with Fox News that the administration’s latest comments are unacceptable.
‘His recently calling these phony scandals, that, to me, is incredibly wrong. It’s misleading to the American people,’ she said.
Frustrated by the glacial pace of the investigation into the September 11, 2012, attack that killed four Americans – including Ambassador Chris Stevens – eight Republican lawmakers sent a letter to new FBI Director James Comey demanding he make the Benghazi probe a top priority.
‘Rumors continue to swirl about the whereabouts of suspects involved in the attack. The FBI continues to add pictures of potential assailants to its website and asks the Libyan people to assist with identifying the alleged perpetrators. We struggle to understand why we don’t know more about those who attacked two U.S. compounds and murdered four brave Americans,’ they wrote.
Terror: Four Americans were killed during the September 11, 2012 attack on the embassy in Benghazi
Tragedy: U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens was killed in the attack on the embassy
‘It has been more than 10 months since the attacks. We appear to be no closer to knowing who was responsible today than we were in the early weeks following the attack. This is simply unacceptable. We encourage you to be aggressive in your investigation to properly hold accountable those who attacked our compounds in Benghazi.’
Last week, the mother of one of the men killed in the attack blasted the president for describing her son’s death as ‘phony.’
‘I don’t believe him anymore. He’s wrong. My son is dead. How could that be phony?’ Patricia Smith, the mother of Foreign Service member Sean Smith, who was killed in the attack, said on Fox News’s Your World on Thursday. ‘How can I tell you? I mean it’s wrong. It’s not phony, it’s not fake. My son is dead and why is he dead? And all I’m waiting for, even to this date, is for someone to get back to me and tell me what happened.
‘I begged them, please, I must know what happened with my son. How come this happened? They all promised me they would get back to me. And you know, not one of them, not one of them ever got back to me in any way shape or form, not by a letter, not by anything other than I got a memo stating that I didn’t need to know because I was not part of the immediate family.’
The eight senators say they expect to be briefed on the investigation into the attack in 30 days.
RIP: Foreign serviceman Sean Smith also was killed in the attack
Outraged: Smith’s mother, Patricia, says it’s unacceptable that the president would refer to the attack as phony
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