Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) today issued the following statement regarding today’s report by the House Select Committee on Benghazi:
“Today’s report by the House Select Committee on Benghazi is a reminder of the extraordinary failure on the part of officials at the State Department, including Secretary Hillary Clinton, to grasp the security risks in Libya and Benghazi in particular, and take the appropriate action to protect Americans stationed in that country. It was a reminder of why those failures should outrage every American: because those failures resulted in the extraordinary sacrifices made by the four brave Americans who lost their lives in the deadly terrorist attacks against U.S. facilities in Libya on the night of September 11, 2012.
“Following the attack, the administration’s spread of misinformation, which is now confirmed in this official report, and its lack of meaningful action to hold those involved in this terrorist attack accountable or even to discipline anyone at the State Department were a further disgrace to the memories of the four fathers, husbands, and sons who lost their lives that night. Secretary Clinton’s failure to adequately address these issues during her tenure at the State Department is a glaring indictment of her leadership and the way in which she lied to grieving families one thing about the facts that night, while privately admitting the true nature of the terrorist attack is truly appalling.”