If John McCain and Lindsey Graham want to go after anyone over the Benghazi attack, they should "go after me," said Obama at today's press conference.
He was responding to the pledge from McCain and Graham to block UN Ambassador Susan Rice's nomination as Secretary of State.
Obama aggressively defended Rice, saying that it's "outrageous" that people have been "besmirching" her reputation.
"She has done exemplary work...She made an appearance at the request of the White House where she gave her best understanding of the intelligence given to her. If Sen. McCain and Sen. Graham want to go after anyone, they can go after me."
Linsey Graham has already responded forcefully to Obama's comments: "Mr. President, don't think for one minute I don't hold you ultimately responsible for Benghazi...I think you failed as Commander in Chief before, during, and after the attack." Graham has accused Rice her of joining in a cover-up that involved blaming the anti-Islamic movie for the Benghazi attack.
Obama should take the fight to the senate GOP and support Susan Rice. Force the issue and let the GOP make fools of themselves in front of the world. Grandpa McCain actually denigrated Susan Rice by saying that she wasn't bright enough to be Secretary of State. This coming from a guy who graduated 894th of 899 in his class and thought that Sarah Palin was qualified to be vice president.
@DerivePI Why would I do that? He's the one who said that the GOP isn't generating enough angry white men to stay viable long term. I happen to agree with him on that. He's wrong about Benghazi but after all he is a republican so that is to be expected on most issues.
@Buggsy888 Let's see - Susan Rice graduated from Stanford and was a Rhodes Scholar. She has a PhD I believe in International Relations from Oxford University - arguably the most prestigious university in the world. Sarah Palin on the other hand attended 6 different colleges before graduating with a highly coveted journalism degree from University of Idaho. In conservative world Sarah Palin is more qualified. Now that I have explained that to you perhaps you will stop with the name calling and go back and turn on Fox News.
He was right to tell them if they had a problem, bring it up with him. I call that loyalty to his staff. McCain said the buck stops with Obama. And Obama agreed by telling McCain and Graham to bring it on, but bring it to his door, not hers.
Why doesn't the all powerful Muslim say what reqlly happened? The lib media is even covering for him as always. Americans died and Barry did NOTHING except blame a video that a 10 y/o would even say is stupid and apologize to his Muslim terrorist friends about the video. His indoctrinated administration, for two weeks kept blaming the video even after it was told that the video had nothing to do with it. He's a liar just like his "spokesidiots" that run around and keep repeating HIS lies that he hopes people will believe if said enough times.
@MRMacrum exactly!! The typical "want to be" uninformed, uneducated Barry supporter. "As long as it doesn't fit in my dream world perception, it didn't happen or exist... Baracko Claus can do what he wants as long as he promises me things and attacks those evil rich people that wont share their success with me...."
Life is tough, its even tougher when you're stupid.....
Ever hear of "executive privilege"? That's exactly what he will do. Everyone knows it. Clinton is leaving (why, the real reason) Petraeus is gone (why, the real reason. Not some "affair). They know they "screwed the pooch" and Americans were killed. Just like fast and furious, executive privilege was used also in that fiasco to cover up Barry and his misdeeds. He's a habitual LIAR. same with his administration.
Mrs. Clinton is leaving because she said that she would, when she accepted the appointment. Romnesia? And Eric Holder released the information, calling for executive privilege was to protect a CIA mission. Surprisingly, none of you inquired why four federales were attempting to kill two CIA agents and a resource.
@MRMacrum No, but I do know that this man tried everything in his power to cover up the entire thing and blame it on some YouTube video made by some poor guy who had to suffer because of Obama's incompetance!
@PNWest Only CERTAIN americans who want a check mailed to them that they did not earn and are in effect leeches on a living host (taxpayers), I dont care if it was roweena the welfare queen or madge down at the bmv. Or anyone who collects a goverment check in any form, minus the military. Leeches, vampires, blood sucking ticks. Worthless, good for nothing, yet they deserve a big screen lcd tv though, right? Everyone else has one, they would feel disadvantaged to not have one, why hasnt obamaclaus sent them one yet?
@CATTLEPROD I don't get a check from the government and I voted for Obama. The way things work in a democracy is that the guy with the most votes wins (except in 2000 where partisan supreme court gave the office to Bush and in the congress where the dems got 1,000,000 more votes than the GOP but still have a minority due to GOP gerrymandering). So the majority of Americans say "Thank you Mr. President. Good luck with the next 4 years! Keep the seat warm for Hillary in 2016!"
@artjeb You obviously missed my many posts starting 2 weeks before the election saying that Obama had already won the election. There was nothing that Romney could have done short of walking on water that would have won him the election after the VP debate. His fate was sealed when Grandpa Joe "Bidenized" Cryin' Ryan.
Actually no I don't. Why waste what little capital he has on this issue. There are many other possible candidates. Who is Sec/State is less important now than resolving our own domestic mess. But I did like him standing up for his own.
Take it with "The Man" he'll chew you up and spit you out like he did Mittens and you'll end up looking like the fool! Get over it and get over the bitterness you have with his re-election! Move on with your ignorant lives!
Well I don't like either party but I have to admit that most the comments on here against Obama are pretty much in the same spirit and vein as the comments were against Clinton. I'm reminded of the far right wing claiming that Clinton was going to declare Martial Law and become dictator.. You would think that over time that people would grow up but some never do. And before the liberals all think I'm one of them let me say what I think of the furor over someone calling Rachel Maddow a "boy". YAWN.
Haha..love OUR PRESIDENT. He is just too straightfoward for too many people. He doesn't sugar-coat shyt...and that doesn't rest well with many. The ones putting up a fuss about his "come after me" remark would rather have someone who would bullshit with them...give them a half ass answer, and flip flop on everything spewing out of their mouth. Sound familiar??
Maybe that is why that "someone" isn't in office today.