Sen. Udall Calls Out Republicans For Politicizing Benghazi Attack


As Fox has continued to politicize the Benghazi embassy attack in Libya on September 11th, day, after day, after day, naturally we got more of the same from Chris Wallace and the Republican guests on this week's Fox News Sunday. Sen. Mark Udall was there for a little push back this time around on the fact that Republicans have turned this into a witch hunt.

He brought up the way the country acted after the attacks on 9/11/01 and the difference in the way those events were treated. After watching the Republicans today and them shamelessly being willing to politicize this attack in Libya, I'm sure if 9/11/01 had been on a Democrat's watch, they'd have been calling for them to be impeached. It's just shameless, but that's the way they roll. They have no shame and there is nothing too low that they won't stoop to if they think it will benefit them politically.

Now the new line of attack is they should have brought drones in to strike those who attacked the embassy. What could have possibly gone wrong with that scenario?

Sen. Udall: Libya a ‘legitimate issue,’ but GOP politicized probe:

Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) said that last month’s attack in Libya had been politicized, and said officials and candidates should come together like they did after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

Udall, appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” said that “any impartial observer” would say that the response to the assault that left four Americans dead at the consulate in Benghazi had been politicized.

“It is a legitimate issue,” Udall said. “But every story leads to political commentary and trying to point fingers. After 9/11, we came together. There were a lot of questions that had to be answered. Let’s operate in that same spirit.”

The Colorado Democrat also said he thought Mitt Romney, the GOP nominee, would agree with his assessment.

Romney and congressional Republicans have criticized the administration’s handling of the attacks, arguing that officials waited too long to characterize them as a terrorist attack and questioning if security at the compound had been downgraded prior to the assault.

Romney, though, also faced controversy for his initial criticism of the administration response, when he suggested that the White House’s first reaction was to “sympathize with those who waged the attacks.”

Romney’s statement was based on a message from the U.S. Embassy in Cairo not approved by Washington and made before he learned that four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, had died.

“Gov. Romney himself realizes that his actions and his reaction was unbecoming for a potential commander-in-chief,” Udall said on Sunday.


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