As far as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is concerned, Republican obstructionism in Congress can be blamed for most of the nation's woes, possibly including the terrorist attack on the US consulate in Benghazi. Last night she told Wolf Blitzer that Republicans in Congress had withheld $300 million in funds that paid for embassy security, among other things.
"It's important to note that the Republican appropriation in Congress gave the administration $300 million less than it asked for for the State Department, including funding for security," Pelosi said, though she stopped short of stating that lack of security funds led directly to the attack.
Pelosi also expressed skepticism about Republican calls for an investigation into the State Department's role in the Benghazi attack. "So, are you saying this is political from their perspective?" Blitzer asked. "One might suspect that," Pelosi replied dryly.