Tea Party voted against funding increased security for Benghazi

Published: Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 - 10:10 am

Re "American teacher killed in Benghazi" (Page A10, Dec. 6): Benghazi has been much in the news since the attack at our embassy and a rallying point for those hoping to blame our president. This afternoon at a post office in Roseville, I saw that someone had set up a table with a big sign reading "Impeach Obama – Benghazi." People were invited to sign an impeachment petition. However, it should be noted that Rep. Tom McClintock and all Tea Party representatives voted to deny funds for increased security at Benghazi. The increased security that had been requested there was denied for lack of congressional funding. Those votes may have sent a message to those who practice jihad that they need not worry that American interests in Benghazi would be protected. If there is any blame to go around, let's make sure that we are putting it where it belongs.

-- William D. Bandes, Roseville

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