Rep. Rooney on video of Benghazi attack: ‘It was very difficult to watch’

After a classified briefing on the attack on the Benghazi consulate, Rep. Tom Rooney, R-FL, said he “learned a lot” from National Intelligence Director James Clapper.

“I learned we do not have the adequate protection at our compound in Libya, in Benghazi, and if that’s the case in other dangerous areas of the world, then we have a lot of work to do at the State Department to make sure our people are safe,” said Rooney, a member of the House Intelligence Committee.

Rooney said they watched the attack unfold on a closed circuit-type television and saw people “walking through the front gate, not storming in, as some people have said.”

“There was basically no security,” Rooney said. “It was very difficult to watch.”

Rooney was obviously agitated by the way the administration has handled the situation and the dissemination of information about what transpired. See of Rooney’s impassioned remarks here:


Cheryl Carpenter Klimek

Cheryl Carpenter Klimek has been a political consultant handling public affairs, political campaigns and PAC management for nearly 20 years.


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