Last night, Joe Biden said, “We weren’t told they wanted more security” in Libya — but as Wednesday’s congressional hearings revealed, the State Department certainly was informed that those on the ground in Libya wanted the number of security forces at a higher number than the State Department would authorize.
“There were more questions that came out of last night because the Vice President directly contradicted the sworn testimony of State Department official,” Mitt Romney said, while campaigning Virginia today. “He’s doubling down on denial.”
“And we need to understand exactly what happened as opposed to just have people brush this aside,” Romney added. “When the Vice President of the United States directly contradicts the testimony—sworn testimony—of State Department officials, American citizens have a right to know just what’s going on. And we’re going to find out. And this is a time for us to make sure we do find out.”
Today, the White House said that Biden was speaking accurately, and that the State Department had not told the White House about the additional requests for security in Libya.