Rubio: Obama downplayed Benghazi terrorism angle for political reasons

Matt K. Lewis Senior Contributor
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On “Fox & Friends” this morning, Sen. Marco Rubio weighed in on Benghazi and immigration.

Regarding the former, he had harsh words for the Obama administration, specifically accusing them of downplaying the terrorism angle for political purposes.

Here’s an excerpt:

“[T]he president was in the middle of his reelection and one of his talking points was that terrorism has been defeated and he had defeated it, and this ran counter of that narrative. They didn’t want to admit it was a terrorist attack because to admit it was a terrorist attack, was to admit terrorism is still out there and reaching us.


What I think is sad is how many people are around the administration, including the former Secretary of State, Secretary Clinton, knew this to be the case, and allowed this to move forward anyway. You would’ve hoped that people would have stepped up and said this was wrong and the American people deserve the truth. That didn’t happen.” (Emphasis mine.)

Video here:

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