Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Tammy Duckworth at the Benghazi Hearings

Via Bryan Preston's liveblog of the hearings over at PJ Media. 


2:37 pm Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) gives speech about "putting politics aside." Then asks Hicks what he believes needs to be done to improve security. Hicks is a diplomat, says "We have to be able to go outside" to do our jobs. Duckworth asks Nordstrom how to improve security. Does not ask about specific requests and denials leading up to Benghazi attack. Nordstrom says that his requests for security enhancements consistently stopped at the Undersecretary for Management — Patrick Kennedy. He denied requests in the Benghazi attack and prior to an attack in East Africa. Both Hicks and Nordstrom have pointed at Kennedy in their testimony. He would be above the level of "accountability" that the ARB chose to examine, according to Nordstrom's earlier testimony.


It wouldn't have been a mom-and-apple-pie speech from Joe Walsh.

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