I want to know. The American people want to know. Where the hell was the President of the United States during a murderous terrorist attack on our consulate on September 11, 2012 -- with four Americans killed? This public servant answers to us. That's his job. That's why we hired him. This is America -- somebody tell him he is not some tinpot dictator of a third world banana republic.
White House aide: Obama's whereabouts night of Benghazi attack 'a largely irrelevant fact' [VIDEO] Daily Caller, May 19, 2013 (thanks to Van)
On Sunday, White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer made the talk show rounds in the wake of three scandals involving the Obama administration, but seemed to have the same message: that the details were “irrelevant” and Obama wants to make sure this doesn’t happen again.
Pfeiffer said the legality of the Internal Revenue Service scandal was irrelevant on a broadcast of ABC’s “This Week”. Then on “Fox News Sunday,” he said what President Barack Obama had been doing the night of the attack was also irrelevant. He told host Chris Wallace that Obama was kept “up to date” and spoke of the need to improve things going forward.
“The president was kept up to date on this as it was happening throughout the entire night, from the moment it started till the end,” Pfeiffer said. “This is a horrible tragedy. These are people that he sent abroad whose lives are in risk, people who work for him. And I recognize that there’s a series of conspiracy theories the Republicans have been spinning about this since the night it happened, but there’s been an independent review of this. Congress has held hearings on this. We provided 250,000 pages of — 250,000 pages of documents up there. There’s been 11 hearings, 20 staff briefings. And everyone has found the same thing.”