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Flake on Benghazi: ‘We Ought to Move Beyond That’

Flake on Benghazi: ‘We Ought to Move Beyond That’

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On Sunday’s broadcast of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” moderator Chuck Todd asked Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) if he thought it was time for Republicans “to drop the Benghazi conspiracy theories.”

Partial transcript as follows:

TODD: Sen. Flake, House Republican led intelligence committee released a Benghazi report, and basically, it’s pretty exculpatory. The key findings: no intelligent failure prior to the attack.

Security at CIA facilities were sufficient. Yes, security at State Department facilities were inadequate, and yes, some of the development of the talking points that Susan Rice used were flawed. But no wrongdoing, none of the conspiracies found. Is it time for Republicans to drop the Benghazi conspiracy theories

FLAKE: Well, I’ve always thought the biggest problem with Benghazi is how it was cast by the administration and the remarks that Susan Rice just really threw in the face of what we knew was going on. But with regard to the other things that were addressed by this report, well, yes, I thought for a long time that we ought to move beyond that.

(h/t RCP Video)

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