In a statement released on Wednesday, U.S. Senator Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) commented on a recent congressional report and said that the American people need to be told the truth about the terrorist attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya on September 11th 2012.
The Senate Select Committee on intelligence has released a report that, according to Rubio, “will contribute to the overall examination into those attacks.” Rubio acknowledged it is not a complete report but “sheds light on part of the overall picture” of what happened in Benghazi on the day the embassy was stormed and four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, were killed.
In particular, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee has yet to seriously examine these attacks that resulted in the death of four Americans, including the U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens. The committee should reexamine former Secretary of State Clinton’s failure to provide adequate security for our deployed personnel in Benghazi, as well as what actions she and others, including the President, took in the hours and days that followed the attack.
Throughout this investigation, the Obama administration was more of a roadblock than a contributor to committee efforts to look into the root cause of these attacks. This is especially troubling given that no one at the State Department, which has direct responsibility for the safety of U.S. diplomatic posts overseas, has been held accountable.
Despite many promises of ensuring justice for those behind this attack, that has not happened. This complete absence of accountability is unacceptable, and it is my hope that this administration will finally commit the intelligence, diplomatic and military resources to bring those responsible for these attacks to justice.