During his press conference this morning, President Obama responded to a question about Senator Lindsey Graham’s remark that the incidents in Benghazi and Boston indicate we are going “backwards on national security.” The president said that, though it makes a good headline, Graham is “not right on this issue.” The South Carolina senator fired a series of tweets back in the president’s direction:
With all due respect Mr. President, #Benghazi and #Boston are compelling examples of how our national security systems have deteriorated.
Last week, Graham had sharp criticism for the Obama administration’s handling of national security, particularly following the Boston Marathon bombing: ”Something’s not right here. I don’t want to be judgmental, but I want to make sure we’re safe. Between Benghazi and Boston, we’re going backward in national security. This administration is letting its guard down and it is beginning to show.”