Guy Benson at Townhall:
Benghazi – Katie’s got you covered, but I wanted to add my two cents as well. The president plead ignorance on the explosive allegations that Benghazi survivors and potential whistle-blowers have been intimidated into silence by his administration. We can probably go ahead and assume that he is also “not familiar” with the provocative report released by House investigators last week (with more major hearings to come). But let’s focus on what the president did say about Benghazi today:
“Our job, with respect to Benghazi, has been to find out exactly what happened, to make sure that U.S. embassies – not just in the Middle East but around the world – are safe and secure, and to bring those who carried it out to justice.”
We’re approaching eight months since dozens of terrorists overran our consulate and murdered four Americans, including our sitting Ambassador, yet the president is recycling his status-quo rhetoric from last September. Obama says it’s his “job” to determine what happened and carry out justice. His administration is working to obstruct testimony to the former end, and has made zero arrests in pursuit of the latter.
At the POUTUS Presser this morning Obama did not make an opening statement and called on Mr. Ed Henry for the first question. Mr. Ed asked two – one about Syria and another about the allegations that the Obama administration was threatening whistle-blowers. Obama gave a long rambling answer about Syria and had to be asked a second time about the whistle-blowers.
Obama said he was “not familiar with the notion that anyone has been blocked from testifying” and said he would check into it. He was very familiar, however, with yesterday’s announcement by Jason Collins that he is gay.
I bet he knows that Amanda Bynes shaved her head too.
BTW – One of my pet peeves is people who don’t know that the past tense of “plead” is either “pled” or “pleaded”.