Allen West Rips Obama and Hillary Clinton on Benghazi
Former U.S. Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., turned up the heat on the Obama administration over Benghazi, hitting both the president and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the matter.
“I am disgusted,” West emailed supporters on Tuesday. “Recently declassified testimony given by General Carter Ham about the tragic attack on our embassy in Benghazi, Libya, and a new report by the Senate Intelligence Committee has made three things crystal clear: the American public was deceived by the Obama administration into believing the attack was caused by a YouTube video; the attack was preventable; there is an ongoing cover-up to hide the truth.
“America deserves better,” West added. “ If we want Washington to clean up its act, we need to clean up Washington by electing more principled conservatives to Congress.”
While he has no intentions of running for office in 2014, West plans to remain active through his Allen West Guardian Fund PAC.
“Call it whatever you want – executive privilege, obstructionism, failure to respond,” West wrote. “Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are hiding from congressional investigations that are uncovering the truth about a deliberate terrorist assault by elements of al-Qaida against the United States, because they lied about it.”
West insisted politics came first for Obama and Clinton.
“We need the truth – because from where I sit, this looks like a bunch of politicians trying to save their political futures in Washington,” West offered. “Benghazi took place just weeks before Election Day in 2012. I'm sure Clinton, Obama, and all their staff saw their futures on the line when the terrorists caught them with their guard down. Now, Hillary wants to be president so I'm sure the last thing she wants is to shoulder the blame on Benghazi.”