Skip to comments.Rep. Connolly: State Dept. Budget Cuts Partly to Blame for 9/11 Libya Attack
Posted on 09/24/2012 4:59:33 PM PDT by Hunton Peck
A Democratic congressman from Northern Virginia claims Congress is partly to blame for the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya..
Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-Va.), in an interview with Washington, D.C., radio station WTOP on Monday, stood by comments he made that Congress deserves some of the blame for the deaths of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others because it failed to give President Obama all the money he had requested for embassy security and had cut the State Departments budget overall.
Here is a transcript of Connolly's comments:
WTOP Radio: Right after this incident happened in Libya, I heard you say, quickly, that some of the blame needs to be laid at Congresss feet for because they cut the funding,
Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-Va): Absolutely, Congress in the last few years, especially has consistently cut President Obamas request for security for our embassies and consulates overseas. And it has also consistently cut the overall budget for the State Department, and I think that's a contributing factor to slowing down our ability to sort of harden and fortify embassies and other facilities abroad so they are as safe as they can be.
On Sept. 11, in what the Obama administration now says was a terrorist attack, the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya and a nearby safe house were attacked and Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other embassy personnel were killed
On Sept. 16, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice confirmed to ABC News reporter Jake Tapper that there that there were no Marines stationed at the consulate or at the main U.S. embassy in Tripoli, despite the fact that Libya was in political transition after a revolt that overthrew dictator Muammar Gaddafi in October 2011.
Rep. Connolly represents sprawling Fairfax County, Va., which is part of the suburban Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.
bullets for Embassy guards are expensive, not taking ACTION DESPITE WARNINGS FALLS DIRECTLY AT ODUNGO’S FEET. Being too lazy to attend WH security briefings cost us all.....
Meanwhile, DHS has purchased some 1 billion rounds of ammunition. It seems that the administration is more worried about what Americans might do instead of foreign terrorists.
Is this guy insane?
“Good God! Hillary has been shoveling money to these cretins like there is no tomorrow.
Is this guy insane?”
Right, all that was necessary was take some of the money out of the 2 billion in foreign aid to Egypt for starters.
Connelly is insane, and a fascist to boot (Jackboot that is). He’s a nasty piece of work and would make a good Union Thug, KGB operative, or just a good old-fashioned psychopath on the loose.
Why the people of Fairfax County ever elected this POS to Congress is beyond me, but then again, Fairfax is a Democrat Party cesspool today. Maybe that explains it.