Appearing with Martin Bashir on May 10, former DNC Communications Director Karen Finney said the GOP is to blame for Benghazi.
Why? Because of reductions in embassy security budgets which the GOP pushed through to rein in government spending in 2012.
For this reason, said Finney, the GOP is “terrified” over “talking about” Benghazi: “They know they screwed up. Their austerity measures may have endangered [Ambassador Stevens’] life and they don’t want to talk about it.”
Ironically, in October 2012, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security Charlene Lamb told Congress that funding was not an issue for Benghazi security. She was asked pointedly if “any budget consideration and lack of budget” had affected the number of security personnel at the Benghazi consulate, and Lamb said “no.”