Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement regarding the committee's announcement that it will hold a closed oversight hearing on November 15 regarding the recent terrorist attack in Libya and the intelligence and security situation in other Arab Spring countries:
"I'm glad the Senate Intelligence Committee will finally get a chance to investigate this matter, but the truth is this hearing should have been held weeks ago. By the time it takes place, two full months will have passed since the September 11th terrorist attack on our consulate in Libya. That's way too long for the Senate to ask the important questions that have been building up.
"For over six weeks, the American people have been troubled by mixed information and claims from the Obama administration on this attack, and it's important that we get to the bottom of how this attack was possible and what caused all these mixed messages. Our diplomatic corps deserve to know that their safety is paramount and that their colleagues in Benghazi won't be forgotten."