Senator Barbara Boxer Praises Hillary, Blames Republican Budget Cuts For Benghazi Scandal

May 14, 2013 2:19 pmViews: 3331

Senator Barbara Boxer blames Republicans for Benghazi

While taking the time to heap praise on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for her Benghazi testimony, Senator Barbara Boxer of California said in a speech before the Senate on Tuesday that Republicans in Congress should look into a mirror and say, "Mirror, mirror on the wall" when asking why the attack on our American consulate in Benghazi was not prevented or stopped.

Even though her assertion has been proven wrong, Boxer said that House Republicans who voted to cut security funding for overseas embassies are directly responsible for the lack of security personnel at the Benghazi Libya outpost. Boxer’s claim is contradicted by testimony delivered before a Congressional Oversight Committee hearing last week when Libyan regional security officer Eric Nordstrom testified that “[Charlene Lamb, the deputy assistant secretary for embassy security] said that resources was not an issue.”

Here is the transcript of the pertinent part of Boxer's assertion, “It takes funding to protect a consulate,” Boxer said. “Who cut the funds from embassy security? The Republicans in the House. That’s who. If it wasn’t for the Democrats, it would have been cut more, so, I think the Benghazi scandal, in quotes, starts with the Republicans looking in the mirror.”

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