In an interview that went live this morning, Mitt Romney said, “I think there was misleading on the part of the administration.” And in another sign that the Romney campaign intends to start talking more about Libya, Romney policy director Lanhee Chen issued this statement this afternoon, which reiterates that the Obama administration has “misled” Americans about what occurred in Benghazi:
With each passing day, we learn more about the ways in which the Obama Administration misled the American people about the tragic events that transpired in the terrorist attack on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012. Nearly a month later, the Obama Administration continues to offer incomplete and indirect responses to simple and straightforward questions. It is up to President Obama and his Administration to ensure that congressional investigators and the American people have a full accounting of the facts not just from that day, but from the days and months leading up to the attack. There are many questions about whether or not the Administration properly heeded warnings, provided adequate security, or told the American people the whole truth in the aftermath of the attack. On an issue of this importance, nothing short of full and complete candor is acceptable. We can’t learn from our mistakes if we don’t undertake an honest, transparent effort to assess them.