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:

 

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  • Barbara Sanford

    If Rooney is so upset by what he heard and saw, then why isn't he trying to get to the bottom of who is to blame for these four murders. EVERYBODY concerned is covering up for obama and HE needs t be questioned. Of course, he would continue to lie but he should be treated like any other traitor to this country. He was more interested in getting re-elected than he was in taking care of buiness. Just the fact that he left immediately to play with his home boys in Vegas is enough to make anyone's blood boil.

    So Rooney if you are truly trying to settle this Benghazi tragedy, quit talking and start working on it.

    • Norman H. Reece

      Information is power. Maybe Rep. Rooney thinks that getting these facts out to the public will help demand answers and accountability in the mess. Obviously you are not one of those who "get it"!!!! Blame the messenger is the best you can do.

    • yvonne

      isn't that Obummer job!! He is a louse of a president.

    • AlphaPol

      Exactly. Words, words, and more words. Absolutely meaningless.

  • K Allen

    This makes me sick to hear that this White House just sat there and let these Americans be murdered and DID NOTHING! What in the world is going on? This is insane! Shame, shame, shame on this administration! Where is the voice of these poor men's families? Why hasn't the media, and the American people done more to push for the truth? This is just HORRIBLE!!

  • joe

    If your brother ,father or son was on the roof there fighting and helping save more than 30 people and at the same time calling for help and none was sent , Would you want to know who thhe hell did not send help??

  • willard

    these is the big,big cover up that has ever happened in the since 1776 hell we had 4 men killed asking there country for help the leaders of this country should go to jail i was taught that our country would always have our backs but the leaders only had there own backs with there lies!!!!!!!!!!

  • R.M. Malie

    When are we going to have a Woodward or Bernstein-type journalist dig into this story and get to the truth that the government is covering up? We are 3 months after the event, and we still don't have the entire story. We cannot let this go! Senate Intelligence Committee must continue this investigation. What if one of those men that were killed is someone in your family?

  • T.Paine

    If he's that upset about what he saw-just think what he'll feel when he finds out that the faux President has been running weapons to the rebels in Syria.

  • RUSerious

    The politizing of the tragic events in Benghazi by Rooney and Fox is just disgusting and un-American