Sen. Lindsey Graham charged on Friday that survivors of the Benghazi attack have been “told to be quiet” and feel that they cannot come forward to tell what happen in the Sept. 11 assault on the U.S. consulate that killed four Americans.
“The bottom line is they feel that they can’t come forth,” the South Carolina Republican told Fox News, “They’ve been told to be quiet.
“We cannot let this administration or any other administration get away with hiding from the American people and Congress — people who were there in real time to tell the story,” Graham said.
Sen. Graham, the survivors may have been told to be quiet, but has anyone told you to do the same? Why won’t you name the survivors you’ve met with? Could it be that the Benghazi investigative committees haven’t revealed the other agencies involved such as the CIA or NSA? Or could it be worse? Foreign nationals or even the CIA detainees suspected to have been held there and perhaps the reason for the attacks?
The only rational explanation one can draw from the White House issuing the gag order for the survivors is that even revealing their identity and organization associated with would be damaging to either the administration or the U.S. in general. They could simply order them not to give the press any details whatsoever and control any interviews. It seems that’s inadequate so it must be their very identities that need to be concealed.
Makes one wonder why Sen. Graham would be pushing for a public pressure campaign to get the State Dept. to name names rather than just do it himself.