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Upstate Congressman Still Wants Benghazi Answers

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Upstate congressman still wants Benghazi answers. Upstate congressman still wants Benghazi answers.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Upstate Congressman Trey Gowdy (R- SC) said a new report on the attacks that killed four Americans in Benghazi, Libya doesn’t go far enough.

The Senate Intelligence Committee said the attacks were “preventable”.  Gowdy said the investigation did not answer important questions and he still demands individual accountability.

The Senate blamed the intelligence community for not sending enough warning of the potential for an attack.  They blamed the State Department for not heeding the warnings sent.  The committee also blamed the military for not being prepared to respond.

Gowdy is a former prosecutor who described himself as “skeptical”.  He was an early critic of the Obama administration’s handling of the attack.

“Let’s assume you believe the senate investigation. I came up with about 20 additional questions that still haven't been answered," Gowdy said.

Gowdy’s questions included : Why was an American ambassador still in Libya after other countries determined the situation was too dangerous?  Why weren’t military assets ready to deploy? Why did the Obama administration originally claim the attack was due to an inflammatory anti-Islam video instead of a terrorist attack?

Gowdy said he would not blame an intentional cover-up.

“I'm not good deciding motive. It's been 16 months. More people know more about where Lindsey Lohan was the night of Benghazi than know where Hilary Clinton was."

Clinton was Secretary of State at the time of the attack.

Gowdy mentioned Clinton specifically several times during the interview. Clinton is believed to be a potential Democratic candidate for President in 2016.

“I would like as much scrutiny on the leader of the state department during the murder of 4 Americans as Chris Christie has gotten for closing 4 lanes of traffic," Gowdy said.

Christie is governor of New Jersey and considered a potential Republican Presidential candidate.
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