Key Members React to Benghazi Revelations

House Intelligence Committee chairman Mike Rogers (R-MI) said the House committees briefed on the events of September 11, 2012, were told within days that the event was a terrorist attack.

“Going into September 16 (the day US Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice appeared on Sunday morning TV) the general consensus was it was a terrorist attack,” and they changed the narrative, Rogers said. “The question is why.”

Congressman Adam Smith (D-WA), the ranking Democrat on the Armed Services Committee, says he doesn’t think the Obama administration misled the public.

He added that he is more interested in finding out who these extremist elements are.

“We don’t have enough information as we need to,” about those people, Smith said.

Rogers, in his capacity as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee agreed with Smith on that front.

 “I am not happy with the progress of investigation,” Rogers said.