Here is video of Rep. Peter King describing the testimony of Gen. David Petraeus today before the House Intelligence Committee on the Benghazi Terrorist Attack. King said Petraeus indicated he believed from the start it was a terrorist attack, and that the CIA’s original talking points indicated that fact. However, the version of the talking points put out by the Obama White House and U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice were different, indicating that at some point along the way the references to it being a terrorist attack were edited out by someone. There was no indication who changed the talking points or why.
Petraeus says CIA “talking points” called Benghazi a terrorist attack, but other agencies edited that out. hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…— Brit Hume (@brithume) November 16, 2012
I don’t buy it…: This is what is not believable. Today General Petraeus is saying, per reports, that he always … bit.ly/SwP7Q5— Greta Van Susteren (@gretawire) November 16, 2012
Petraeus’s testimony raises more questions wapo.st/Wf4geW— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) November 16, 2012
Rep. King: “[Petraeus] now clearly believes that it… was not spontaneous and it was clear terrorist involvement” wapo.st/ZXRYXu— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) November 16, 2012
Here is video of GOP Rep. Peter King calling for Barack Obama’s U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to resign over her statements on five Sunday News Shows that the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed for Americans, was just a spontaneous riot over a video and not a pre-planned terrorist attack. Rice made those remarks five days after the attack, and information now reveals the Obama Administration knew within 24 hours of the attack that it was a terrorist attack.
I think the higher up officials who told Susan Rice to make those false statements ought to be held accountable. The media needs to press President Obama on what he knew and when he knew it. If there’s an ounce of credibility in the Presidential Debate moderators, they will ask Obama point-blank about this matter, and follow-up on his answers.
Rep. Laura Richardson (D-CA) says the Committee hearing on Muslim radicalization in U.S. prisons “can be deemed as racist and is discriminatory.” Richardson complained that the hearings were focusing specifically on Muslim radicalization and not others like the Aryan Nation.
Rep. Peter King pointed out that the Democrats had control for four years and never once had a hearing on anything involving skinheads, Nazis, or the Aryan Nation. King said, “Suddenly this issue emerges when we start talking about Muslim radicalization…we have a judiciary committee to deal with other issues in the prison…If we find out that neo-Nazis are allied with a foreign power and are coming to this country we will investigate it.”
H/t: The Daily Caller
Here is video of GOP Rep. Peter King on Fox & Friends this morning where he said former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani is “very close” to joining the 2012 GOP Presidential Nomination race. King said that, as of this moment,” Giuliani is “very much inclined to run.”
King said the combination of his strength in Foreign Policy and his record of tax-cutting and leadership in New York City would make him a great candidate.
King also said that he would support Giuliani if he jumps in, but that if he does not, he would not rule out running for President himself.