Obama on Benghazi: 'It's Not Serious'
At a 60-person Democratic fundraiser Monday night, President Barack Obama told donors that debates over scandals such as Benghazi and Obamacare are pointless.
"The debate we're having now is about what, Benghazi? Obamacare? And it becomes this endless loop. It's not serious. It's not speaking to the real concerns that people have," said Obama.
The event, held at the Potomac, Maryland, home of a doctor, comes on the heels of a new Politico poll of key 2014 midterm election states that found 60% of voters say the Obamacare debate is "not over." Furthermore, according to a new Gallup poll, Americans rate "abuse of power/corruption" as the second "most important" problem in America.
The Government Accountability Institute (GAI) released a Benghazi timeline that revealed Obama failed to attend his daily intelligence briefings (officially known as the Presidential Daily Brief, or PDB) for the five consecutive days leading up to the September 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.
At the fundraiser, Obama explained that Republicans are "trying to figure out how they can make people sufficiently cynical, sufficiently angry, sufficiently suspicious that they can win the next election."
Obama added, "I hate to be blunt about it, but that's the play."