GOP Demands to See Benghazi Drone Information – Including Whether They Were Weaponized on 9-11

Top Republican lawmakers demanded the Obama administration reveal whether the drones on 9-11 were weaponized.
On FOX News Sunday Democratic Senator Mark Udall (D-CO) refused to say whether or not the 9-11 Benghazi drones were weaponized.

FOX News reported:

Top Republican lawmakers stepped up their demand Sunday for the Obama administration to provide more hard evidence about what happened during the fatal attacks on U.S. outposts in Benghazi, Libya, including information gathered from drones flying overhead during the terror strikes.

In addition to requesting videos from the drones, the lawmakers also are asking the administration to reveal whether the unmanned craft had weapons and to declassify videos recorded inside the U.S. Consulate in Libya where Ambassador Christopher Stevens and State Department Official Sean Smith were killed.

The lawmakers hope such evidence will in part finally prove whether a mob indeed assembled before the strike. Hours later, two former Navy SEALs were killed during an attack on a nearby CIA annex.

“This administration is very good at touting and giving all the details like when they got Bin Laden,” Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “But now we know that there were tapes, recordings inside the consulate during this fight.”

McCain, the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said the FBI got the tapes and has classified them as top secret.

The senator said the administration has yet to fulfill his request to see the drone pictures, “but what I do know is that those in the surveillance records from inside and around the consulate will show that there was no demonstration.”

Colorado Sen. Mark Udall declined to discuss on “Fox News Sunday” whether the drones were armed.

Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, a Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, told Fox he joined McCain roughly two weeks ago in asking Defense Secretary Leon Panetta for additional evidence.

“We haven’t heard anything,” he said. “We sent another letter yesterday.”

Virginia Democratic Sen. Mark Warner told Fox, “what we ought not be doing is getting into some of these issues … about drone assets.”

He also declined to say whether the drones flying over Benghazi were armed.

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  • This was painful trying to watch this. The Democrats have talking points down, they sound like robots.

  • Vixen

    Stonewall. Stonewall. Stonewall. It’s the Dem way. When are our Republican Reps EVER going to stop playing nice and start getting answers? And if the Dems continue to dodge the questions, why don’t the Repubs start exposing these pukes? The American people deserve answers and if we can’t get them, we need to know WHY. For crying out loud, TAKE OFF THE DAMN GLOVES, REPUBLICANS!!!

  • potkas7

    This is a quibble, I know, but…Those drones are warplanes and so are by definition “Weaponized.” The question on the table is ‘Was that particular drone armed?”

  • Edward Treadway

    Nothing will come of this. No matter who wins, the GOP will drop this investigation November 7th or appoint a toothless, Obama administration butt kissing, blue ribbon panel to get to the “truth” and after a year long “investigation” we will learn that “regrettably mistakes were made.”

  • J

    Did the dems get different/more info than the republicans? Are the republicans being blocked from things that the dems are allowed?
    Will the dems sacrifice ANYTHING/EVERYTHING in order to retain power?

  • myohmy

    Keep up the pressure the firewall is crumbling.

  • Average American

    He clearly knows those drones were weaponized. He’s lying…. He was clearly caught off guard.

  • Koenig Jojo

    Yep, nailed it. The fact that he wouldn’t answer is all the answer you need. We must assume they were indeed armed, and that other assets were airborne in the area. You don’t expose your position and paint targets with lasers just to show off. Can you imagine those guys on the ground when they realized they had been abandoned by our government? I am so ashamed of this administration.

  • owl

    Thank you Chris Wallace. I watched this and cheered when you had them almost wiggling out of their seats, or sitting with frozen faces or Warner almost shouting at your GALL to be questioning this. Wallace followed up until they had to flat tell him (us) they would not tell him(us).

    Will repeat what I have said before. Wallace may be a liberal but he also practices some journalism. Yep.

  • Limousine Barry

    Let me be clear, if you want to see the drone film then you will have to start impeachment hearings!

    You will not get them – unless you impeach my sorry arse! Those films show how much of a liar I am!

    I will go even farther, I hereby threaten to resign my presidency if you get those drone films… I am probably going to lose the election either way! Good day!

  • serfer62

    Not to woryy…investigations will bein as early as January, or maybe April

  • aprilnovember811

    Don’t worry, we’ll find everything out in a couple of months when he’s removed. He and others can’t be allowed to walk away from this. They must face treason charges.

  • aprilnovember811

    There will be more Obama’s in Americas future, until we start enfocing our treason laws again. We owe it to future generations to punish Obama, Clinton, Rice, and others, in order to set an example to others who may try to take down America again. This is why Obama did what he did.

    “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” quote from page 261 of “The Audacity of Hope” by America’s first (and hopefully last) Muslim POTUS Barrack Hussain Obama.

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