Rep. Walden: I Believe I Was Misled By Administration In Initial Benghazi Briefing

Lars Larson
By Lars Larson | November 14, 2012 | 10:54 PM EST

On my show today, the Chairman-elect of the Republican Congressional Committee, Rep. Greg Walden, said he believes he and his fellow congressmen were misled by the administration regarding the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

When I asked Rep. Walden if the administration is being honest with the American people and if congressmen on the committee had been lied to, here's what he said:

"I was in the briefing and I've seen what's come out after that. I believe I, as a member of Congress, was misled. I don't believe they were truthful to us. And I think that as this plays out there are many unanswered questions, and it just gets stranger and stranger in what's going on.

"And, I don't know that we need a special prosecutor or anything. We've got committees that need to have the witnesses.

"Let's get people under oath before the committees of jurisdiction in the house and have them tell us the truth. Let's get to the truth.

"I don't know where it leads, but I'll tell you what; I do know this: we have an Oregonian who is dead, we have an ambassador who is dead, we have other former seals who are dead.

"How did they lose track of our ambassador and not extricate him?

"I mean, this isn't the embassy in Bermuda. This is Benghazi, this is Libya, this is a very, very tenuous place with know al Qaeda all around it."

"To tell us this is some sort of protest off that nutty movie thing. Come on. They do it early, they tried to spin it, and they got caught."

Listen to my full interview with Rep. Walden here.