ICYMI- These Pictures Prove Fox Is Lying: Democrats Didn’t Walk Out Of Benghazi Hearing
Fox News and other conservative media outlets have amplified Rep. Darrell Issa’s (R-CA) misleading claim that Democrats “excuse[d] themselves” from testimony given by the families of the victims of the Benghazi attack. In fact, over the course of the hearing, members of both parties were in and out of the proceedings.
"Those of us who have been to the hearings and briefings and markups hear time and time again from our colleagues that `this costs too much money and we have to make cuts.’ Well our evil-doing, American citizen hating administration requested a lot more money than we provided. They requested for worldwide security $440 million more than you guys wanted to provide. A quarter of a billion dollars in security upgrades that you refused to make in this Committee. And then you have the audacity to come here and say ‘why wasn’t the protection of these people provided for?’ And the answer is because you damn didn’t provide it!"
— Democratic Rep Ackerman on Republican claims Obama administration for cutting security in Benghazi