Dem: Benghazi Talking Points 'False,' 'There Were No Protests Outside of the Benghazi Compound'

May 6, 2013 - 10:13 AM

Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass) appeared on Fox News Sunday and said the initial talking points given by the Obama Administration after the terrorist attacks on the United States consulate in Benghazi were "scrubbed" and "false information."

"They certainly weren't accurate- I don't know what the process was there-- but absolutely they were false. They were wrong; there were no protests outside of the Benghazi compound there.

"This was a deliberate and strategic attack on the consulate there. So, any statements that this was like --you know -- the other protests that we saw in Cairo and other embassies, this was not that type of case. This was a concerted effort," said Rep. Lynch.

When asked to explain why U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice appeared on five Sunday shows and falsely blamed the attacks on a YouTube video while leaving out terrorism links, Lynch said they were "scrubbed."

"Well, it was scrubbed. It was totally inaccurate you're absolutely right. There's no excuse for that. It was false information. What they try to do is harmonize what happened in Benghazi with what happened everywhere else across the Middle East, which was totally wrong."

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