Glenn missed the press conference that Obama delivered yesterday, but Pat had the pleasure of sitting through it and gave Glenn the update: there wasn't a whole lot of new information. Obama managed to dodge any real answers on Benghazi, said (again) he would close down Gitmo, downplayed the impact of Obamacare and said DHS looks to have done a good job in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing. In fact, the only notable thing he really seemed to have time for was NBA star Jason Collins's sexuality, as if that's the issue the American people have been wanting to get his opinion on!
During the press conference, Ed Henry asked Obama about reports that whistleblowers had been blocked from testifying on Benghazi.
“Our job, with respect to Benghazi, has been to find out exactly what happened, to make sure that U.S. embassies – not just in the Middle East but around the world – are safe and secure, and to bring those who carried it out to justice,” Obama said. “But I’ll find out, exactly, what you’re referring to.”
Glenn didn't believe that Obama didn't know what those whistleblowers were talking about.
"This is the biggest lie you've ever heard in your life. Mr. President, ought to be aware," Glenn said.
Glenn said even if he isn't aware, he should have made it a point to find out as much about what happened as quickly as possible, not months down the line when State Department employees are claiming they've been shut out from testifying.
You can read TheBlaze's recap of the press conference HERE.
The President did, however, find the time to talk about NBA star Jason Collins coming out of the closet:
President Barack Obama says he told NBA center Jason Collins that he “couldn’t be prouder of him” for coming out as gay while playing in a major sports league.
Speaking at the news conference Tuesday, Obama said Collins showed the progress the United States has made in recognizing that gays and lesbians deserve full equality. He said they deserve “not just tolerance but recognition that they’re fully a part of the American family.”
"You said nothing about Chris Kyle. Not one word about a true American hero," Glenn said. "Didn't go to the funeral. Didn't do any of those things. He certainly hasn't talked about any of the courageous people who have come out about Benghazi."