Skip to comments.Benghazi whistle-blower a Democrat, voted for Hillary and Obama twice
Posted on 05/11/2013 9:09:42 PM PDT by smoothsailing
May 11, 2013
A key Benghazi whistle-blower who has allegedly been punished for speaking out against the administration is a registered Democrat who voted for both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
The lawyer of Gregory Hicks, the former U.S. deputy chief of mission in Libya who testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Wednesday, confirmed the information to The Daily Caller on Saturday.
According to the lawyer, Victoria Toensing, Hicks voted for Clinton during the 2008 primary, and for then-Illinois Sen. Obama in the 2008 general election. He again voted for Obama in 2012.
The fact is he is a registered Democrat in Virginia. The fact is he voted for Hilary in the primary and Obama and then again for Obama, Toensing said.
Toensing added that she did not know he was a Democrat until the day before the hearing.
Im not interested in that, she said. Im interested in government not abusing its powers.
Hicks testified before the House Oversight Committee this week regarding the events that took place on Sept. 11, 2012 in Benghazi and recalled how the State Department told him not to cooperate with the congressional investigation into the events, which led to the deaths of four Americans.
Hicks further testified that he has been demoted since Benghazi.
“The job now is a significant … it’s a demotion,” Hicks said before the committee. “Foreign-affairs officer is a designation that is given to our civil service colleagues who are desk officers. So I’ve been effectively demoted from deputy chief of mission to desk officer.”
The State Department has denied the demotion, saying that Hicks decided to end his assignment in Libya early.
The Department has not and will not retaliate against Mr. Hicks, Acting Deputy State Department spokesperson Patrick Ventrell said during a Thursday press briefing. As he testified yesterday, he decided to shorten his assignment in Libya following the attacks, in part due to understandable family reasons, and that he has followed standard employment processes.”
According to Toensing, however, the administration is simply lying.
The State Department is lying — saying he was not demoted. It is almost impossible under law for them to take away anybodys salary. But they demoted him to a job where he has no meaningful work, she said. “He had a choice between no job whatsoever and a job that didnt have any meaningful work. And I say this is like telling a starving man he can have no food or he can have the rotten beef. And if he chooses the rotten beef, is that a choice?
There goes one argument.
Most career public servants are democrats.
Never trust a communist. Even if you voted for them. Twice.
Sean Smiths mother said once early in the scandal that her son loved Obama. Seems like Tyrone Woods father is a democRat lover too. But that’s just a gut feeling.
No wonder they demoted him, how dare he leave the hive! HA!
A DEMOCRAT? Damn, now I don't know whether to believe him or not.
Bet Hicks is regretting those votes
It is hard to understand how he could have voted for Obama after Benghazi.
It would be too risky to have a lawful conservative citizen in that Benghazi outpost
You can bet if he was a republican we would have heard about it months ago while they discounted him as a hate monger republican.
I think more and more Dems are going to choose the right side in this issue, and maybe it will wake some of them up all around.
Happy Mothers Day.....
Agreed, but then just trying to understand Democrats for any reason is hardly worth the effort. :)
She may have liked Obama before..but NOT anymore..check out this video posted on rightscoop
WOW! Pat Smith tells Hillary Clinton Happy Mothers Day: Shes got her kid but I dont have mine, BECAUSE OF HER
Absentee ballot? You are right. How could he vote for BO after that?
When does he get the “unexpected nighttime auto accident”?
Actually, this is very disturbing. He voted for Obastard after what he saw happen in Benghazi, before, during and after 9/11/12? The reductions in security, the leaving of his boss to die wasn't bad enough? He only soured when his status changed to "whistle-blower?"
This Gregory Hicks chap seems to have no principles. I appreciate his coming forward, but I wouldn't hire him for anything.
Yes, very hard to understand. I sure don’t. Maybe he did an early ballot?
That's the appearance he has to me.
I don’t understand democrats, so I’m not offering an excuse for Hicks or any other democrat, but it may be that he submitted an early absentee ballot before 9-11-12.
He voted for Obama AFTER Benghazi? He’s a fool and dumb enough not to be believed.
I have respect for this man, democrat or not, however, I do believe that he got exactly what he voted for.
You’re Welcome! :o)
Well then he got just what he voted for, the Shaft to America. Maybe he’s earned something, one hopes.
I agree with you though I hate to say that the alternatives were just as bad. Talk about bad crop after bad crop!
"EVERYTHING about socialism is sham and affectation." - 23.11 Ch23 Evil; Economic Harmonies; Frederic Bastiat 1801-1850
‘Learned’ something.... Danged touchpad!
“Sham and affectation”.....describes Hilliary and Obama to a T!
No way! (Do I really need the /sarc tag?)
ugh! Sorry but there is no registration by party in Virginia. One can ask for a Democrat ballot and vote in a Dem primary but that doesn’t affect the registration.
“The State department has denied the demotion,”
Sure they do. Like the IRS denied doing anything at all wrong after tea party organizations were targeted. Then, when it appeared that ‘2+2’ did equal four, they admitted that the ‘nothing wrong’ was committed by ‘lower level officials.’
This guy was demoted for “disloyalty” as if he was appointed, rather than a part of the civil service. And the MSM worm has turned. Next they will say his demotion was due to the actions of his superior, who will be expected to “fall on his sword.” Let’s hope s/he saved e-mail.
That is disturbing, knowing Obama was threatening a video maker to cover up and to still vote for him?
Absentee voting in VA was Oct 17 - Nov 3, 2012. When did he watch Rice and feel embarrassed?? Pretty sure it was pre-10/17.
This country is no longer producing the human resources it needs to continue in a positive direction.
We seem to be producing morons, drones, slaves, liars and tyrants.
Thanks for that info. Yeah, Rice was on the talk shows 9-16 wasn’t it? Sure took Hicks a while to put it all together. Democrats, I’ll never understand them.
I think there is an old saying that a conservative is a liberal that has been mugged or robbed.
looks like one Democrat male grew a ball back.
Will the sign be in place at the next presser?
Hope it’s not at 3:00.
Well he is Democrat. He may have very well voted TWICE the first time around.
When you’re a democRAT you’re a democRAT, you punch D like a good little commie
I’m a little skeptical of this account. How does Toensing know who he voted for, unless he told her? And why would he tell her, or why would she ask — simply so an article like this can be written?
Some people learn when they stick their hand in the fire, some don’t.
I think this fire will teach some Dems realith from lies. Hopefully more than a few.