The long-awaited final report from the House Select Committee on Benghazi was released today, issuing scathing findings about what really happened surrounding the 2012 terrorist attack on the diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya.
In particular, the report found that senior members of the Obama administration, including then-Secretary of State and current Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, manipulated the facts during and after the deadly attack in order to promote President Barack Obama’s re-election platform that the threat of terrorism had decreased.
Rep. Mike Pompeo, a Republican member of the select committee, was asked in a press conference on Tuesday morning about the report whether he considered Clinton’s leadership to be “morally reprehensible.” His answer? A quick and confident “Yes.”
Pompey continued his criticism of the former secretary of state in a press release about the scathing report, blasting her for being more concerned about politics than the lives of Americans.
“Before, during and after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2012, in Benghazi, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton put politics ahead of people, pulling out all the stops to cover up the fact that she didn’t act when American lives were on the line — focusing more on spin and media narrative before an election than securing American lives under attack by terrorists,” the statement read.
Even the president has admitted that what happened in and after the Libyan attacks was his “worst mistake,” the representative noted. However, Clinton has yet to take responsibility for the failures outlined in the report.
In addition to the report, Pompeo and Rep. Jim Jordan issued a “Proposed Additional Views” statement that included their opinions about how the Obama administration, particularly then-Secretary Clinton, failed the American people.
“Secretary Clinton did not make every effort to ensure the Americans being sent to Libya were safe, a project she has full ownership of from start to finish. They were inadequately protected and their requests for help fell on deaf ears,” the Pompeo-Jordan statement read.
Furthermore, the representatives found that the administration “misled the public about the events of that night in Benghazi” by blaming a YouTube video for the “uprising” when they knew it was a terrorist attack.
Finally, Pompeo and Jordan said, in their opinion, the current administration never even tried to work with the committee to find the truth.
“It was politics, deceit and deception,” they wrote.
Watch Pompeo destroy Clinton with just one word in this video from the House Select Committee on Benghazi: