Skip to comments.State Department Rejects Grahamís Demand for Benghazi Witnesses
Posted on 10/30/2013 10:32:17 AM PDT by Republicanprofessor
The State Department has no intention of providing Congress more witnesses to the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, despite Sen. Lindsey Grahams threat to hold up all nominations until he gets satisfaction on the issue.
But the State Department wont make more Benghazi witnesses available in response to Grahams tactic, she said.
Our response is that we need to have these officials in place, said Psaki. Thats the only way to strengthen our interests overseas and to be able to represent our diplomatic agenda. Its also is important for our security interests, which is something that many of these members of congress seem very concerned about, for good reason.
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Graham probably likes to be bitch slapped like that.
Republicans have no power to compel anything in the Senate so it is up to boner to appoint a Select Committee with subpoena power... so nothing will even happen.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pours champagne with spokeswoman Jen Psaki on board the State Department plane.
"Pressed on whether the Obama administration views the recent military-led uprising that removed former President Muhammad Morsi in Egypt as a coup, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said that, "We have determined that we do not have to make a determination.""
"Secretary of State John Kerry is even more confused. He initially heralded the Egyptian military for "restoring democracy," then admonished them for the harsh treatment of Muslim Brotherhood supporters."
Egypt is slated to receive $1.3 billion in U.S. aid money over the next year.
Why the HELL wasn’t this done a YEAR AGO, Miss GRAHAM???? Idiots.....you have let the ones responsible SLIP AWAY from punishment, and I mean HILLARY, etc.
Exactly. Threatening to hold up nominations is just for show. Subpoena gets the job done.
Obama won't let our military capture the Benghazi attackers.
Lots of CONCEALMENT going on. Let me quote Bob Woodward because he said it well:
"RATS NEST OF CONCEALMENT AND LIES"
Our response is that we need to...
....hide our egregious malfeasance and Obama’s gross incompetence from the public whose taxes pay our salaries and whom we allegedly serve.”
Closer to the truth.
If I were one of them, I would not take any road trips through the dessert or hiking the Appalachian Trail.
Ms. Grahamnesy senses trouble on his home turf. Time to head-fake with a token conservative pontification. He has learned well at the feet of hims mentor McShame.
Honestly. Let’s just give the State Department some time to consider their purpose in life. 30 days of non-paid administrative leave. They have forgotten who they work for. Now, if the Democrat party wants to pay them out of their bank account, great! There are two nations within our borders. There is The United States of America and there is Democratland. I don’t care if the state department works for Democratland, but then Democratland needs to pay them.
Real reply to Graham: We are not sending people to testify....however here are the photos from the JW Marriott with you and a young male...
If the GOP is not impeaching Obama over Benghazi...they aren’t serious about doing anything
These people are not chattel of the State Department. They are as subpoena-able as anyone else. Subpoena them. If they don’t show, arrest and prosecute them.
They can block nominees from confirmation.
it is up to boner to appoint a Select Committee with subpoena power.
The other day I heard a guest on Lars Larson state that Boner knew Obama was running guns and MANPADS to the Alkida "rebels" back when it was in full swing.
so nothing will even happen.
Probably not. It looks like Gramnesty is showboating and Boner is sucking.
I agree. Do you think graham will make good on his threat to hold up nominees until they do produce these witnesses? I hope that he does because after today, I do not think that the republicans in the House have the ability to even ask what time it is.
I sure hope so. Although he should have been doing it all along. At least he would have one redeeming quality.
What happened today besides the Sebelius inquisition?
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