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Kerry Refused To Answer About Link To Benghazi

From Breitbart:

Exclusive–Rep. Jeff Duncan: Kerry ‘Hostile’ When Asked of Syria Link to Benghazi

By Matthew Boyle | September 5, 2013

At Wednesday’s House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing, Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) pressed Secretary of State John Kerry on America’s potential military intervention in Syria—especially what he considers its ties to 2012’s Benghazi terrorist attack.

Duncan opened his line of questioning by accusing President Barack Obama’s administration of having “a serious credibility issue,” referencing scandals like Benghazi, Operation Fast and Furious—in which Obama has asserted executive privilege over documents to keep them from Congress—the IRS scandal, the NSA scandal, and the scandal surrounding surveillance of journalists from Associated Press and Fox News reporter James Rosen.

“I’m upset because from now on, I can’t believe you,” Duncan said in opening his line of questioning of Kerry. "These issues call into question the accountability of this administration, its commitment to the personnel on the ground, and the judgment that it uses when making these determinations."

Duncan held up a photo of former Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods, who was murdered in Benghazi almost a year ago along with Sean Smith, Glen Doherty, and Ambassador Christopher Stevens. The representative posed a couple questions to Kerry about the ties between the Benghazi scandal and the situation in Syria. Duncan also pointed out Kerry’s traditional history of caution before heading into any armed conflict.

“The reason that I say Benghazi is germane to our discussion on Syria is this: Secretary Kerry, have there been any efforts on the part of the United States directly or indirectly to provide weapons to the Syrian rebels? That would also include facilitating the transfer of weapons from Libyan rebels to Syrian rebels,” he asked.

In typical fashion, the haughty John Kerry seized this opportunity to get on his high horse (he served in Vietnam) and stonewall, rather than answer Mr. Duncan’s straightforward questions:

Over the course of the heated next few minutes, Kerry never answered the question. Instead, he challenged other points Duncan made. “Let me begin, Congressman, by challenging your proposition that I’ve never done anything except advocate caution, because I volunteered to fight for my country and that wasn’t a cautious thing to do when I did it,” Kerry said.

When was this? Was John Kerry in Vietnam? How come we have never heard about that before?

“When I was in the United States Senate, I supported military action any number of occasions including Grenada, Panama, I can run down a list of them. I am not going to sit here and be told by you that I don’t have a sense of what the judgment is with respect to this. We’re talking about people being killed by gas and you want to go talk about Benghazi and Fast and Furious.”

Why not? After all, didn’t Fast & Furious cross some moral red line as well? Is using chemical weapons to kill 1,400 people really so much more morally outrageous than giving guns to the Mexican cartels, who have killed more than 60,000 people?

Didn’t the Obama administration cross some kind of ‘red line’ when they did that? Where is their accountability?

The New York Times has reported that the Obama administration was running guns to Syria through Libya…

In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News on Wednesday afternoon after the hearing, Duncan said that Kerry was being “hostile.”

“He did not answer me,” Duncan said. “In fact, he deflected the question and then got a little hostile with me about the chemical weapons used. I never denied the fact that chemical weapons were used in Syria."

"I was just trying to make the point that there is a connection between Benghazi and Syria," he continued, "and that a lot of Americans do believe there was an operation going on to round up the weapons from the Libyan rebels and transport them to Syria. He didn’t answer my question."

When his five minutes worth of questioning during the hearing—the standard amount each member is given for question-and-answer with witnesses—ended, Duncan said Kerry "kept riding on." …

That is the standard procedure for the members of the most transparent administration in history.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, September 5th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Kerry Refused To Answer About Link To Benghazi”

  1. Noyzmakr says:

    Kerry also told Duncan “I’m not going to sit here and be told by you that I don’t have a sense of what the judgment is….”

    So this is just kabuki theatre and this regime doesn’t care what congress has to say. Why would any republican vote to give these criminals any authority after the way president mom jeans talks about them? thjeir only going to blame them when it goes wrong.

    Hell, not one republican voted for Obamacare and they still blame all it’s troubles on them. Any republican stupid enough to align themselves with this crowd deserves to be recalled or impeached for treason.

  2. Enthalpy says:

    Kerry has been and is despicable.

  3. canary says:

    Russia’s Putin just called Kerry a liar over the Benghazi scandal. The entire world knows.

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