Congressman Louie Gohmert (R., Texas) said the Obama administration “let people die” in the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, during which U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other American diplomats were killed.
Gohmert told Fox News host Martha MacCallum that revelations from the new book 13 Hours and an upcoming Fox News documentary profiling three members of a U.S. security team in Benghazi–who say U.S. commandos were told to “stand down” during the attack on the consulate–highlight the fear U.S. security personnel overseas face.
“This is how scary this administration has been to some of our people that have been willing to lay down their lives for the country and they let those people die at Benghazi,” Gohmert said. “They could have gotten planes there sooner. They could have gotten people there sooner.”