Gingrich compares Obama Benghazi consulate attack response to Watergate
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) said Saturday that the
Obama administrationâ€™s handling of the attack on the U.S. Consulate in
Benghazi should be a â€śbigger scandal than (former President) Nixonâ€ť
because â€śno one died" at Watergate.
The comments, in a series of tweets Saturday sent to Gingrich's 1,477,000 Twitter followers, urge moderators in the remaining debates between President Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney to press Obama on the Libya assault, which resulted in the death of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.
â€śNo one died at watergate! The Obama lies about Benghazi and Biden's deliberate lies Thursday night should be a bigger scandal than Nixon,â€ť Gingrich tweeted.
â€śIt is clear the Obama team decided to have the Vice President lie
about an event that killed four Americans including an ambassador,â€ť he
continued. â€śNow had over a month of dishonesty and coverup from Obama
team about Benghazi. Getting to truth should be number one goal next two
In his vice presidential debate with Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Thursday, Biden said Republican criticism of the administrationâ€™s response to the Libyan attack â€śa bunch of malarkey.â€ť
Biden said the Obama administration did not immediately identify the attack as an act of terrorism because they were told otherwise by U.S. intelligence officials.
â€śThat was exactly what we were told by the intelligence community,â€ť Biden said. â€śAs they learned more facts about exactly what happened, they changed their assessment.â€ť
Biden also dinged Ryan for a vote to cut funding for the security of U.S. embassies abroad.
â€śThis lecture on embassy security -- the congressman here cut embassy security in his budget by $300 million below what we asked for, number one,â€ť he said. â€śSo much for the embassy security piece.â€ť
For his part, Ryan condemned the Libyan attacks as a sign of the â€śunraveling of the Obama foreign policy.
â€śThis Benghazi issue would be a tragedy in and of itself, but unfortunately it's indicative of a broader problem,â€ť he said.
next time the Libyan consulate attacks can come up in a debate will be
Oct. 16 when Obama and Romney meet at Hofstra University in Hempstead,