November 14th, 2012
04:03 PM ET

Pres. Obama calls attacks on Susan Rice 'Outrageous': Sen. Rand Paul says Rice is not the issue

At President Barack Obama's first press conference since being re-elected, he addressed critics who called for a Watergate-style hearing on the administration's handling of the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The attack left four Americans dead, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens.

The President also slammed criticism of the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice's testimony on the Benghazi attack on Sunday talk shows. Republicans say they would block her nomination to Secretary of State - claiming she misled the American people.

President Obama News Conference:

"If Senator McCain and Senator Graham, and others want to go after somebody? They should go after me. And I'm happy to have that discussion with them. But for them to go after the U.N. ambassador who had nothing to do with Benghazi? And was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received? And to besmirch her reputation is outrageous. And, you know, we're after an election now.

I think it is important for us to find out exactly what happened in Benghazi and I'm happy to cooperate in any ways that Congress wants. We have provided every bit of information that we have and we will continue to provide information. And we've got a full-blown investigation, and all that information will be disgorged to Congress."

Soon after President Obama's comments, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) addressed the President's comments on Twitter:

Sen. Rand Paul: Heads should roll over Benghazi, but Rice is not the issue

OutFront tonight: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) weighs in on today's news.

Filed under: Libya • News • Politics
soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. woman

    Rand Paul is one dangerous dude. No one should listen to anything he says. If we do, African -Americans, and I'm not one, would be once again relegated to the back of the bus, and privately owned businesses would be free to tell anyone they want that they won't be served at their business.

    November 18, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Reply
    • Roy

      @woman- That is a totally ignorant comment, where do you get your information...Weekly World News?

      November 18, 2012 at 12:59 pm | Reply
  2. Indyswimmer66

    Sounds like "I like to fire people." Mitt,

    November 16, 2012 at 10:30 am | Reply
  3. WJanet

    Rand, you should be fired for making irresponsible comments. It could've been more casualties if we had sent more troops to the already stressed war zone. Did we fired GW Bush when 9/11 took place? Well, then take a hike!

    November 15, 2012 at 11:31 am | Reply

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