Today on radio, Glenn played some amazing audio of John McCain standing up to the media over their lack of interest and investigation into the Benghazi incident that saw three Americans murdered by terrorists.
“This is John McCain at his best, and it’s not ‑‑ it’s not very often that you get a chance to say, ‘I agree with John McCain,’ but here’s an exchange with David Gregory and John McCain on Benghazi,” Glenn said.
Senator McCain told David Gregory in an interview on Meet The Press:
I do know that there are so many answers we don’t know. For example, what did the president do the night of the attack? We know that– well the– well, the secretary of defense and the cha– chairman of joint chiefs of staff on– another issue and then never talked to them again.
We know that the secretary of state, who said she was clear-eyed never saw the warnings about the fact that the consulate could not– s– withstand an attack. Why was that? We don’t even still know who’s– we’ve had five different versions of who put together the talking points. We want to know why the president alleged to Mitt Romney in the debate that he had called it a terrorist attack when he hadn’t, and an interview that very night of September 12th, he’d said he didn’t know what it was.
And for two weeks later, kept saying he didn’t know what kind of an attack it was. And in testimony with secretary of defense and chief of sta– the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff both said they knew that night. There’s– so many questions about Benghazi. We’ve had two movies– about getting bin Laden and we don’t even know who the people were who were evacuated from– the consulate the next day after the attack. So there are many, many questions. And we have had– a massive cover-up on the part of–
McCain added, “The information has not been forthcoming. You can obviously believe that it has. I know that it hasn’t. And I’ll be glad to send you a list of the questions that have not been answered, including what did the president do and who did he talk to the night of the attack on Benghazi?”
“This Benghazi thing is so deep on so many levels, it changes the very fabric and nature of our military. We do leave people behind. We’ve never done that before. Never. We do now leave people behind. We do now have a president by his own admission that says, you know, you guys take care of it. We do have a president and a State Department that doesn’t apparently read any of the e‑mails” Glenn said on radio in reaction to the audio.
“We no longer apparently have a president and a Secretary of State that is notified when an ambassador is being killed. That’s really incredible too. That’s new information. And the press doesn’t care. Why don’t they care? We know the answer. Because they have an agenda, period. So now what are you going to do about it? Turn the press off.”