Representative Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) took to the House floor to call out Democrats’ “fake outrage” over some Republican fundraising efforts following the creation of the select committee on Benghazi.
He also criticized President Obama for his failure to ensure his orders to protect the four Americans in Benghazi or stay in the Situation Room throughout the hours-long attack.
“We expect more from lieutenants in the Army than our president gave us that night,” he said.
Cotton, who served in both Afghanistan and Iraq, reminded Democrats of their sudden sanctimony over the committee’s creation:
When I was leading troops in Iraq in 2006, men and women who were being shot at and blown up by al-Qaeda, where was the outrage as they fundraised endlessly off the Iraq War? Where was the outrage as they viciously attacked our commanders? Where was the outrage when they said that solders were war criminals? Where was the outrage when they said the war was lost? Where was the outrage when they said that only high school dropouts join the Army?
“Forgive me if I don’t join my Democratic colleagues in sharing in their fake outrage,” he concluded.