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Trey Gowdy Hammers Susan Rice Over Lack of Regret about Benghazi

Once upon a time Keith Olbermann had a show on MSNBC, and boy, was it mean-spirited liberal propaganda. Whenever I hear Susan Rice, I think about a segment that Olbermann used to do called “Worst Person in the World.” Susan Rice would be in my competition for this unwanted Olbermann award. Read what she recently said on NBC’s Meet the Press with David Gregory… the same show where she first lied to us about the Benghazi attack.

U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice said on Sunday she has no regrets about initially characterizing the Sept. 11, 2012, attack in Benghazi, Libya, as a “spontaneous response” to an anti-Islam video.

“What I said to you that morning, and what I did every day since, was to share the best information that we had at the time,” Rice told NBC’s David Gregory in her first appearance on “Meet the Press” since making her initial remarks about the attack on the show. “The information I provided, which I explained to you, was what we had at the moment. It could change. I commented that this was based on what we knew on that morning, was provided to me and my colleagues and indeed to Congress by the intelligence community, and that’s been well validated in many different ways since.”

Rice and other administration officials later came under fire after the attack was determined to be an act of terror.

“That information turned out in some respects not to be 100 percent correct,” Rice continued. “But the notion that somehow I or anybody else in the administration is patently false, and that’s been amply demonstrated.”

I know. Disgusting, right?

Susan Rice is a tool, and the administration has wielded her to destroy our trust in those we’ve elected to lead us.

Well, we weren’t the only ones who noticed this gross display of hubris and indifference – Trey Gowdy (R-SC) was watching too and he had some strong words for Ms. Rice and the Obama administration.

South Carolina Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy lambasted National Security Adviser Susan Rice for her lack of regret over her incorrect statements on the 2012 Benghazi attacks, calling it “stunningly arrogant” and accusing her of continuing to peddle a “false narrative.”

Rice blamed the misstatement on faulty intelligence. But Gowdy wasn’t buying it. “There is no evidence to support that false narrative of a video,” he began. “Not a scintilla of evidence. All of the evidence pointed exactly to what she claimed it wasn’t: a preplanned, coordinated attack.”

“So she was fabulously wrong when she said it the first time,” he declared, “and stunningly arrogant in her refusal to express any regret for lying to our fellow citizens.”

gowdyriceAt this point Susteren wondered what might be done to hold Rice and the administration accountable for their words and non-action.

“I would love the chance to ask follow-up questions of Susan Rice, because David Gregory apparently did not avail himself of that opportunity,” he said, referencing Sunday’s interview. “Greta, I just listened to the the clip. I get tougher questions in the Bojangles drive-thru than he asked her.”

“There’s no regret about lying to your fellow citizens?” Gowdy continued. “No regret about the fact that in 18 months, not a single solitary person has been brought to justice? No regret for misleading the families and the loved ones of those four murdered Americans? I can certainly help her if she is struggling to come up with an area of regret.”

Susteren then pressed Rep. Gowdy on why the administration tried to push the video narrative knowing full well just how ridiculous it was.

Gowdy noted that “we were in the midst of a [presidential] campaign,” with President Obama touting the effective defeat of al-Qaida. “Al-Qaida was not on the run,” he said, “they were at the front door of our facility in Benghazi, getting ready to kill our ambassador and burn it down.”

“So she can either tell the truth, or she can blame it on a video for which there is no evidence whatsoever,” he continued. “And she opted to protect her career and parrot the talking points that were provided to her by the White House.”

We should be extremely grateful to men like Trey Gowdy for continuing to hold a light up to the administration’s misdeeds, even as the media has moved on from the story. Which is very likely the real reason that the Obama administration decided to go with the video story – they never believed that the media would actually hold them accountable for anything. They simply assumed that the media would believe their story and move… and once their lie was uncovered they could simply say, “Oh. Our bad – we really thought it was the video.” And the media would simply move on – just as they have.

Well the media might have moved on – but we haven’t. We will hold this administration and the Democrat Party responsible for their many crimes and lies. In 2014 and 2016 let’s show the Democrats what happens when they screw the American people.

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About the author

Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Liberty Alliance media group. He's also the managing editor at Eaglerising.com, Constitution.com and the managing partner at iPatriot.com. You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children.

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