GOP Rep Jordan: Benghazi Security Situation Called a ‘Suicide Mission,’ State Dept Officials Said Blaming Video ‘Off the Reservation’ And Political

On Tuesday’s “Laura Ingraham Show,” Benghazi Select Committee member Representative Jim Jordan (R-OH) stated that the security situation in Benghazi, Libya was “so bad that one diplomatic security agent said Benghazi is a ‘suicide mission,’ everybody there is going to die.” And that members of the State Department believed blaming the attacks on the video was “off the reservation” and a political move that was the White House’s doing.

Jordan, after referencing an email sent to Clinton shortly after Gaddafi’s removal from Sidney Blumenthal that she was on the same side as the goddess of history, said, “[T]hey were committed to staying there, even though the security situation was so bad, so bad that one diplomatic security agent said Benghazi is a ‘suicide mission,’ everybody there is going to die. That’s how bad it was, but they were committed to staying there.”

Jordan also accused the administration of misleading the American public for “political reasons.” He continued that the day after Susan Rice’s TV appearances where she blamed a video for the attack, State Department Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs experts said that Rice was “off the reservation.” And another said the White House was “very worried about the politics. This was all their doing.”

Jordan also argued that politics drove the response to the attack while it was going on.

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