House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on CNN Tuesday attempted to shift the blame for the disastrous handling of the deadly terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya from the Obama administration onto Republican lawmakers, arguing they withheld $300 million in funding that could have provided much-needed security at the consulate.
Appearing on Wolf Blitzer’s CNN show, Pelosi also said calls coming from the GOP to investigate the terrorist attack in Benghazi are likely politically motivated.
“So, are you saying this is political from their perspective,” Blitzer asked the congresswoman.
“One might suspect that,” she replied.
Blitzer began the segment by reading part of the letter sent by Reps. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today, in which the lawmakers argue that numerous requests for increased security were rejected by the Secretary of State.
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