Is anyone surprised Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) is disputing the New York Times report on the Benghazi attack that claimed the lives of four Americans?
During an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Issa, who serves as the Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, disagreed with the NY Times investigation on Benghazi, saying the attack was “never about a video.” Um, I didn’t realize he was on the ground during the unrest. The NY Times didn’t find any evidence that supports the Republicans’ claim that al Qaeda was involved in the attack.
Talking Points Memo reports Darrell Issa claimed that al Qaeda was involved in the attack, and still maintains that an al Qaeda-affiliated group was behind the attack. Issa said, “There was a group that was involved that was affiliated with al Qaeda. It is not about al Qaeda as the only terrorist organization.”
David Kirkpatrick, who authored the NY Times article, said on “Meet the Press” that “there’s just no chance that this was an al Qaeda attack. It was an armed terrorist attack motivated in large part by the video.”