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October 12th, 2012
07:43 PM ET

Passing the buck on Libya: "We weren't told they wanted more security there," says Biden

CNN's Erin Burnett tackles Vice President Joe Biden's Libya remarks at Thursday's vice presidential debate.

When the moderator Martha Raddatz asked Biden about the security of U.S. diplomats in Libya prior to the attack in Benghazi, Biden said "We weren't told they wanted more security there. We did not know they wanted more security again."

The Vice President's comments appeared to contradict sworn testimony by State Department officials who told the House Oversight Committee requests for additional security in Libya were made and denied leading up to the attacks in Benghazi.

Debate aftermath: Romney hammers Biden on Libya remark

As Biden was defending the Obama administration's handling of the Benghazi attack, a focus group of Virginia undecided voters gave the vice president his lowest score of the night.

"I felt that Biden didn't speak clearly. He didn't has his facts straight,"  said Chris, Virginia undecided voter.

WH clarifies on Biden's Libya comments

OutFront tonight: Fmr. State Department Spokesman PJ Crowley and Fmr. Deputy Asst. Secretary of Defense Peter Brookes.

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