Congressmen Jason Chaffetz, Lindsey Graham, and Trey Gowdy present a guest lecture to a group of college students in South Carolina on the Obama administration’s bungled response to the Benghazi terrorist attack.
Graham and U.S. Reps. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., and Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, gave Furman University students in Danielle Vinson’s “The American Congress” class an overview of the ongoing Congressional investigation into Benghazi before taking questions from students on Syria and Edward Snowden.
Graham said Gowdy and Chaffetz have demanded answers from the White House and dug into the “guts of Benghazi” to find out what exactly happened during — and in the days after — the attack on the consulate that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others. In his position, Graham is also fighting to get answers, Gowdy said, but Graham is in a tougher situation because Republicans are in the minority in the Senate.
Still, Gowdy said no other senator has done more to get to the bottom of Benghazi than Graham. Chaffetz said the White House has not made survivors of the attack available to appear before Congress, and said every American should be outraged that the White House didn’t order fighter jets, which were about 35 minutes away, to respond during the attack. Instead, Gowdy said, President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sent Ambassador Susan Rice to appear on five different Sunday news shows to blame the attack on a video.