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Annals of Republican Hypocrisy, Stardate … unknown

Posted by Charles II on October 13, 2012

Sarah Bufkin, HuffPo:

On Wednesday morning, CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien asked the Utah Republican if he had “voted to cut the funding for embassy security.”

“Absolutely,” Chaffetz said. “Look we have to make priorities and choices in this country. We have…15,000 contractors in Iraq. We have more than 6,000 contractors, a private army there, for President Obama, in Baghdad. And we’re talking about can we get two dozen or so people into Libya to help protect our forces. When you’re in tough economic times, you have to make difficult choices. You have to prioritize things.”

For the past two years, House Republicans have continued to deprioritize the security forces protecting State Department personnel around the world. In fiscal year 2011, lawmakers shaved $128 million off of the administration’s request for embassy security funding. House Republicans drained off even more funds in fiscal year 2012 — cutting back on the department’s request by $331 million.

Meanwhile, Chaffetz & Co. are trying to put all the blame on Obama for the death of Ambassador Stephens and those protecting him in Benghazi. The Administration may have handled the PR badly, but the Congress has handled its primary duties badly.

One Response to “Annals of Republican Hypocrisy, Stardate … unknown”

  1. (Shakes head.)

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