Rep. Scott DesJarlais participated in another hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Benghazi Thursday, getting heated during his questioning of former U.N. Ambassador Thomas Pickering and Admiral Mike Mullen, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
DesJarlais asked the leaders why an anti-Islamic YouTube video had been cited as what prompted the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11 of last year. The attack, which took the lives of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three American staffers, was later revealed to have been planned by anti-U.S. militants.
"I think this is important because we have family that still has not had justice, the justice that Obama went on television and promised we would get, that we would catch these people," DesJarlais said during his questioning. "It's a year later, and there's not even been an arrest. And that's a problem."
DesJarlais also implied that the response of the Obama administration to the attack was political and driven by the upcoming general election. The congressman said the administration's response delayed a proper investigation of the attack in Benghazi from taking place.
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