Any mention of the word ‘Benghazi’ by the Obama administration is guaranteed to get conservatives riled up. Sunday’s appearance by Susan Rice on NBC’s “Meet the Press” is proof positive.
Rice told host David Gregory Sunday that she “has no regrets” about the comments she made in 2012 regarding the Benghazi attack. "What I said to you that morning and what I did every day since, was to share the best information that we had at the time.”
The explanation didn’t sit well with vocal conservatives on Twitter including pols Lindsey Graham, Newt Gingrich, and John McCain, who took to the airwaves to mock Rice.
Sen. McCain On CBS: 'Almost Speechless' at Susan Rice's Benghazi Claim http://t.co/mNhIUjqYBM (VIDEO)— Mediaite (@Mediaite) February 23, 2014
Why are people upset with susan rice? She is very consistent. She lied about Benghazi in 2012. She lied about it sunday. Why be surprised?— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) February 24, 2014
Susan Rice may be comfortable about role she played in Benghazi debacle but NO ONE ELSE outside of Pres Obama's political inner circle is.— Lindsey Graham (@GrahamBlog) February 24, 2014
#SusanRice says it was the best information at the moment on Benghazi. Use a lie to cover the responsibility of a lie. Brilliant!— Chuck Woolery (@chuckwoolery) February 24, 2014
And a new Fox News poll of 1,006 registered U.S. voters released Friday shows that 50 percent of those surveyed want an official investigation into the Benghazi attack which killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three others.
The call-to-action drumbeat reverberated through the Twitterverse.
Meanwhile, seven Egyptian Christians were executed near Benghazi yesterday. According to Reuters, witnesses said unidentified gunmen went door to door asking residents if they were Christian or Muslim. No one came forward claiming responsibility for the attack.
The longest-serving member of Congress is heading back to the Great Lakes state. Michigan’s John Dingell served nearly 60 years in the House, elected in 1955.
CNN producer David Chalian dredged up this YouTube video of Al Gore getting into George Bush’s space during a presidential debate moderated by Jim Lehrer.
On the occasion of John Dingell's retirement, a little viewing plesure for you this afternoon: https://t.co/UQdwFy1ofR— David Chalian (@DavidChalian) February 24, 2014
He’s gonna miss those shenanigans in retirement. Wife Debbie is going to have her hands full.
And what would Top Twitter Talk be without a Rob Ford mention? Here is the Toronto mayor, who lied about doing drugs, then admitted it, and refused to resign, stumbling into a fire hydrant after Canada’s Olympic hockey victory.
Someone needs to tell him hurdling isn’t until the Summer Olympics.
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