Rep. Tom Cotton wins the John Boehner school of bad acting, feigned outrage, false equivalency award of the day with this routine on the floor of the House this Thursday.
COTTON: Mr. Speaker, couple lessons I learned in the Army were you moved to the sound of gunfire and the most important step in the troop leading procedures is to supervise the execution of you orders.
When Americans were fighting for their lives in Benghazi, Barack Obama did neither. He sent no quick reaction force and didn’t even stay in the situation room to supervise the execution of his orders. We expect more from the lieutenants in the army than our president gave us that night.
For two years he’s covered up this failure of leadership by stonewalling. Not anymore. We will now get to the truth. But what do our colleagues on the other side of the aisle say to this? They express great outrage at politicizing this matter.
When I was leading troops in Iraq in 2006, men and women who were being shot at and blown up by al Qaeda, where was the outrage as they fundraised endlessly off the Iraq war?
Where was the outrage as they viciously attacked our commanders?
Where was the outrage when they said soldiers were war criminals?
Where was the outrage when they said the war was lost?
Where was the outrage when they said only high school dropouts join the Army?
Forgive me if I don’t join my Democratic colleagues in their fake outrage. Four Americans lost their lives that night in Benghazi. They deserve justice and the American people deserve the truth.
One other lesson I learned in the Army is that we leave no man behind. And we will not leave these four men behind.
Heaven knows they can't do that when they're not done politicizing their deaths yet. For anyone who hasn't already read the countless rebuttals to the poop he was flinging against the wall on Benghazi, go read this: The Already Asked-And-Answered Questions Fox Wants To Know From The Benghazi Select Committee