Ayotte: New Benghazi Emails ‘Should Matter’

by NRO Staff

Senator Kelly Ayotte (R., N.H.) told Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday that the White House ignored intelligence reports that showed Benghazi was a terrorist attack because they were ”trying to push a narrative of strength in foreign policy” during the 2012 election.

“The White House was pushing a political explanation leading up to an election, the president had been saying al-Qaeda was on the run, [and] they’re trying to push a narrative of strength in foreign policy,” Ayotte said.

Ayotte also said the Benghazi attack is a sign of the broader failure of Obama’s “light-footprint foreign policy” that he’s used since Benghazi with Syria and Russia.