Last night Florida senator Marco Rubio sat down for an interview with Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren to discuss the testimony given today by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton regarding Benghazi.
During the interview, Greta asks Rubio if he thought Clinton was “candid”.
“She tried to answer to the questions that were asked. I think time will tell, you know, time will tell whether some things she said bared out to be true or not. I mean these things have a way of flushing themselves out. To say the opposite, I’m not going to sit here and accuse the secretary of lying. I’m going to tell you I’m concerned about some of her answers. The reason why I’m concerned about some of her answers is I still do not understand how it can be that a high profile place like Libya, with the amount of dangerous situations out of there already occurred, with all the information coming into the government to the U.S., that in Libya not only was it a dangerous place – Benghazi in particular was dangerous – and that there were Islamist fundamentalist radical elements that were organizing and training in the vicinity.
Here is what I don’t believe. I don’t believe that the only people who were aware of what a bad situation it was were the mid-level people that resigned. I think it was clear from her testimony today that she as aware of how Libya was, although obviously she says that there was no way she could have known it would turn into this.
Watch the entire interview above.
Here is video of a small business owner from Ohio talking to Greta Van Susteren about the impact of ObamaCare on his business and his employees. One thing he mentioned is that his business will have to begin reporting the value of the health insurance they provide their employees on the employee’s W-2 form. He seemed to fear that eventually that would result in the employee or the employer having to pay tax on that amount of money. He said he believes the unknown, “hidden agendas” in the ObamaCare legislation are going to start appearing as ObamaCare is fully implemented, and now that the election is past. They don’t really know what that is going to bring.
Here is video of Gov. Haley Barbour talking to Greta Van Susteren last night about the looming “Fiscal Cliff” and the unwillingness of President Obama and the Senate Majority Leader’s Harry Reid to pass a budget in the U.S. Senate. It’s been three years since the Senate passed a budget – which Greta characterized as them “not doing their job.”
Barbour said the best we can hope for right now is that Obama, Reid and Boehner can come up with “the outline of a framework” for a deal by year’s end, because there is no way they will be able to write and pass a tax reform bill in just six weeks.
From Thursday night on Greta Van Susetern’s show. She talks with former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton about the fact that Barack Obama’s U.N. Ambassador, Susan Rice, chose to not be in the hall Thursday when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave his speech at the United Nations. Greta was shocked that Rice did not attend the speech.
Just one in a long line of snubs by this President and his administration against Israel.
Here is video of ABC News’ Jake Tapper telling Greta Van Susteren that there “really isn’t an explanation that’s been forthcoming” from Barack Obama and his White House as to why he refused to meet with any World Leaders at the United Nations this week – including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Tapper said Obama had 12 meetings last year when he went to the U.N.
Here is video of Gov. Sarah Palin on with Greta Van Susteren last night, where she reacted to rumors Condoleeza Rice is near the top of Mitt Romney’s possible VP list. Palin said she thinks “Condoleeza Rice would be a wonderful Vice-President, and she certainly has more experience than our sitting President does today.”
When asked about Rice’s previous statement she is “moderately pro-Choice,” Palin said she would certainly prefer a strongly pro-Life Vice-President, although it is Congress’ role to “legislate” the abortion issue.
Here is video of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal telling Greta Van Susteren that Louisiana will not create the ObamaCare exchanges mandated under ObamaCare. Jindal said “Absolutely not,” and that”we need to do everything we can to repeal ObamaCare.”
Jindal was even more pointed, saying ObamaCare is another “entitlement” program created at just the wrong time, further driving up the nation’s debt during an economic crisis:
“Greta, let’s step back and realize what they’re doing. In the middle of the greatest recession since the Great Depression, the President has created yet another entitlement program. We can’t afford the ones we’ve got! $1.76 trillion in new spending – Over $500 billion in tax increases – Over $500 billion in Medicare cuts. This is simply not affordable. It’s not sustainable.”
Jindal also had a word as to what is really behind Obama’s push for taking over Healthcare in America:
“You know we used to celebrate when we got people off of Government programs. Instead, this President seems to want to make more and more Americans dependent on the Government.”
Here is video of Dick Morris on with Greta tonight where he said (4:57 mark) if the 2012 Election were held right now, Gov. Mitt Romney would win “overwhelmingly” over Barack Obama. Morris said Obama “might win eight or ten states.”
“The Likely Voter Polling is so overwhelming that he (Romney) is really headed for a rout.”
Here is video of Sarah Palin on with Greta Van Susteren last night where she commented on the growing scandal involving a number of Secret Service Agents caught up in the scandal involving prostitutes in Colombia. Eleven agents were sent back last week from President Obama’s security detail in Colombia reportedly for being caught with prostitutes there. Palin was commenting on the out-of-control Government agencies in general, including the Secret Service, but made some more specific comments when asked by Greta Van Susteren about one of the agents who reportedly posted pictures of himself and Gov. Palin when he was on her security detail during the 2008 Presidential Campaign:
“Well, this agent who was kind of ridiculous there in posting pictures and comments about checking someone out. Well, check this out, bodyguard. You’re fired. And I hope his wife kicks his ocoli and sends him to the doghouse, as long as he’s not eating the dog, along with his former boss.”
“You know, the president, for one, he better be wary there of — when Secret Service is accompanying his family on vacation. They may be checking out the first lady instead of guarding her.”
I think this whole thing is such a shame. Most of the Secret Service agents are profoundly professional and do an outstanding job. It’s such a shame that the actions of a few are reflecting on the entire group.
Here is video of Illinois GOP Rep. Aaron Schock saying Mitt Romney won a huge victory in Illinois, and that the people of Illinois “know what it will take” to defeat Barack Obama – and that Romney is best equipped to do so.
Greta Van Susteren then questioned Schock relentlessly about how Romney will counter attacks from Obama on his individual mandate in RomneyCare, which they will say was the blueprint for ObamaCare. Schock at first tried to answer, reminding that Romney has said repeatedly he will grant a waiver to all 50 states on “Day one” of his Presidency, essentially scrapping ObamaCare. But when she pressed him on Romney’s support of an individual mandate, Schock said he would leave that to Romney to answer.
Here is video of Newt Gingrich on with Greta Van Susteren last night where he talked about his chances in today’s Mississippi and Alabama Primaries.
He first discussed the situation in Afghanistan, saying it is time for the United States to get out of Afghanistan. “I don’t see a positive argument for risking the lives of young Americans in this environment with the absolute lack of a strategy on the part of the President.”
Gingrich said we need to rethink our whole policy for the Middle East, and that the instability there is more of an argument why we need to become independent when it comes to oil, by going after the vast oil resources present in the United States.
On the GOP Nomination race, Gingrich believes he will do “very, very well” in today’s primaries in Alabama and Mississippi, and said the odds are not good of Mitt Romney getting the needed 1,144 delegates to win the GOP Nomination. In fact, he said the odds are greater that he will be a “frontrunner who ends up not finishing the race.”
Here is video of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu talking to Greta Van Susteren about the looming danger of Iran developing Nuclear Weapons.
Netanyahu would not say war is “inevitable” with Iran, but that the threat of military action is actually the major avenue to prevent military action from being needed. He said it is essential that Iran believe military action is a very real threat in order to persuade them to move away from their pursuit of Nuclear Weapons. Netanyahu left no doubt that Israel is prepared to act in her own defense if necessary to stop Iran from becoming a nuclear power.