#BENGHAZI: Democrats Walk Out On Victims Parents Testimony

Spitting On Their Graves

At the Oversight Committee hearing on Benghazi yesterday, every Democrat but two got up and walked out just as the parents of the victims were about to give testimony.

PHOTO: @OversightDems excuse themselves from testimony of #Benghazi heroes’ family members #PJNet pic.twitter.com/NP9u2I2noC

— Darrell Issa (@DarrellIssa) September 19, 2013

Read more at Townhall: Spitting on their graves – House Democrats leave before testimony from the families of the victims.

The names of those who walked out and who should be utterly ashamed of themselves:

Carolyn Maloney
Danny Davis
Eleanor Holmes Norton
Gerald E. Connolly
Jim Cooper
John Tierney
Mark Pocan
Matt Cartwright
Michelle Lujan Grisham
Peter Welch
Stephen Lynch
Steven Horsford
Tammy Duckworth
Tony Cardenas
William Lacy Clay

Clearly the Democrats are uncomfortable sitting across from families, who a year later, still have no answers on what happened to their loved ones. The Democrat response to situations exposing truths they don’t like is to walk out. Flashback – Holder Contempt vote over Fast and Furious.

Here’s some of what you walked out on, Democrats:

The full video of the House Oversight committee hearing on 09/19/13  is HERE. The portion of the panel that includes the families testimony is HERE.

Key item that came out of the Oversight hearing was that Hillary Clinton’s top aides (Cheryl Mills and Charlene Lamb) were given a ‘heads up’ and it  comes out in the second video below that the ARB report was given to Clinton and Lamb before it was made public.

 

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The full Foreign Affairs committee hearing video from 09/18/13 HERE.  One highlight is that Ambassador Kennedy told the committee that the mission in Benghazi is closed. I don’t know that we’d been told that before.

Other Benghazi Related Developments

9/3/13: Secretary of State John Kerry had his lunch eaten by Representative Jeff Duncan who asked Kerry point-blank, “Mr. Kerry, your predecessor asked, ‘What difference does it make now?’” (video)

09/08/13: The official version of events of what happened the night of the attack is challenged by The Guardian. Eye witness accounts, details about the mission itself, the reality of the level of ‘adequate’ security and the locating of Ambassador Stevens’ body do not match up with the official stories given by the State department.

09/08/13: Greg Hicks goes on ABC with George Stephanopolous and says he was punished for speaking out on Benghazi.

09/10/13: Secretary of State Kerry tells Darrell Issa he won’t make the Benghazi survivors available for testimony.

9/11/13: Hillary Clinton comes out on 9/11 and calls for war with Syria, but what difference does it make? Meanwhile, State Department staffers have to mourn their colleagues in Benghazi privately.

09/17/13: CIA Employee who refused to sign non-disclosure agreement on Benghazi is suspended; hires legal counsel.

09/19/13: Rep. Darrell Issa is firing off new subpoenas. (video)

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Posted by on September 20, 2013.
Filed under 9/11, Benghazi, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Libya.
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LadyLiberty1885 (A.P. Dillon) is a Conservative minded mother and wife living in the Triangle area of NC. Mrs. Dillon began writing in 2009 when she founded LadyLiberty1885. Her writing can also be found at Da Tech Guy and at Wizbang. Mrs. Dillon also write science fiction and children's novellas that are works in progress and unpublished as of yet.

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  • stan25

    Yet another case of Fleebaggers. Don’t want to face the truth when they are confronted by it.

  • Hank_M

    Absolutely disgusting behavior.

    If they had been repubs, this would be front page news.

    • Brucehenry

      Except it was, LOL.

      • The_Queen_of_France

        Wasn’t on the front page in my neck of the woods

        • Brucehenry

          Right, I’m sorry, I should have said “but many of them WERE repubs,” not that it was front page news. My bad.

          It WASN’T front page news. Know why? Because it’s not news that people get up and go in and out of long hearings like this one.

      • Retired military

        Where at Bruce? Townhall.com? I didn’t see this on Yahoo news feed. Or any other major nes feed.

        • Brucehenry

          No, I misspoke. What I meant to say, what I should have said, was “except they WERE repubs, too.” Not “except it was” which implied it WAS front page news. It wasn’t. But, as I have explained, it shouldn’t have been.

          • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

            Your teleprompter broke?

            It’s a poor workman blames his tools…

          • Brucehenry

            Good thing that’s not what I did, then. I admitted my mistake and attempted to correct it. Twice. All while NOT spouting archaic old expressions or ancient cliches, too!

          • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

            Talk to the hand…

  • jim_m

    The noble class need not grant an audience to hear the irrelevant complaints of these peasant rabble.

  • GarandFan

    “It didn’t happen”. Ask any Democrat.

    • Brucehenry

      Well, it didn’t happen as LL would like us to believe.

      • http://ladyliberty1885.com/ LadyLiberty1885

        I suppose the shots of the empty Democrat seats were done by CGI?
        PS – I watched them leave on C-SPAN.

  • 914

    Cowardly curs.

    Would use fleabaggers but stan beat me to it. lol

  • PCH7
    • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

      Ah, the official dhimmocrat response has arrived…

    • Constitution First

      Citing the George Soro-funded website?

  • Lawrence Westlake

    Well, if you’re surprised by this then you haven’t been paying attention, for the past 45 years. Look, these nutbags hate America and everything for which it stands. They’re lunatics. It’s that simple. But they own the media. They own the academe. Their base consists of government clerical worker drones, welfare cases, the perpetually underemployed, waste cases who were dosing acid and burning their draft cards back in 1967, kids who are not yet old enough to walk into a Hertz and rent a car for themselves, fossils who went senile 10 years ago and multimillionaires. They’re the worst demographic ever. Except perhaps for the extreme lunatic right. That’s debatable. So of course the Dems in that committee spit upon the graves of the Benghazi victims. It’s what they do. It’s how they roll. Politics has ripple effects.

    • Brucehenry

      But more Republicans than Democrats on that committee were absent for the testimony in question. So what does that do to your rant’s logic?

      Do the 18 Republicans who went missing “hate America and everything for which it stands” too? Are they lunatics too? Do they “own the media” too?

      LOL dude. OF COURSE the Republicans on that committee “spit upon the graves of the Benghazi victims.” Well, more Republicans did than Democrats, anyway.

  • Oysteria

    Frankly, unless I see video proof that they all pushed their chairs back, stood up and left as the victims’ families began testimony, I’ll withhold judgement. It’s quite possible that with such a long hearing (or whatever it was) all manner of people may have come and gone while scheduling conflicts likely arose. All I can say is that if it were me, i would have cleared my schedule or rearranged it for something like this. I’m sure it didn’t just crop up that morning. i don’t have the time or inclination to scour the internet for the exact truth of who left, when and why. I couldn’t think less of many of them anyway.

    I followed PCH7′s link to Media Matters and they said as much as I suspect may be the case, but I trust Media Matters about as far as I can throw Oliver Willis.

    What truly galls me is those reps who demonstrate an outward showing of care and concern for these families while not saying out loud that they have supported and will continue to support the very policies that lead to this and those who continue to hide facts from them, and the rest of the country, all for political reasons.

    • Brucehenry

      No need to scour the internet to find out this “spitting on their graves” meme is bullshit. There’s a link WITHIN THE ONE LL POSTED to Slate which shows how specious it is.

      EDIT: I’m talking about the Townhall link. Here it is directly.http://www.slate.com/blogs/weigel/2013/09/20/darrell_issa_almost_successfully_trolls_democrats_for_not_caring_about_benghazi.html

      All but 6 of the 24 Republicans “walked out.” All but 2 of the 17 Democrats “walked out,” if you want to put it that way.

      Ain’t it funny how LL doesn’t want to post a Shame List of the 18 Republicans who “walked out” but thinks it’s patriotic to do so for the 15 Democrats who did the same thing.

      This is what’s called “dishonesty.”

      • Oysteria

        This is a little late, but I’ve been busy. That is the same story that is on Media Matters. If not exactly the same story, then darn near it. So you’ve not done any favors there. Indeed you seem to merely have wanted to scoff and scowl. You could have done that as a stand alone comment and not in response to mine.

        And It isn’t an answer to my question: Who left when and why. I’ll even add another question. Who wasn’t there at all? Those questions would indeed take more time than I’m will to devote to it.

        • Brucehenry

          The link I posted was INSIDE the link from Townhall that Warner (Edit: I mean LL, not Warner) posted. That’s what I was pointing out.

          I read somewhere that the some of the 15 Democrats on the committee left sometime before or during the testimony in question but that most of the 18 absent Republicans were never there at all. I don’t know how reliable that information is, though. I don’t even remember where I read it. It may just have been a comment on one of the links.

          • Oysteria

            Bruce, I mean this merely as a concerned individual: You need to get a life. It took you 17 minutes to respond to a comment that it took me two days to get around to.

            I’m just sayin :)

          • Brucehenry

            LOL thanks for your concern. It’s been rainy here all weekend and I am indeed wasting too much time on the Internet. My computer goes “bing-bong” every time someone responds to one of my Wizbang comments, so if I’m sitting here I hear it.

            Again, thank you for your concern. I’ll take your counsel under advisement. Also, please speak to my friend Jim.

          • Walter_Cronanty

            Who are you? And what the hell have you done with that pretentious, pompous ass Brucehenry?

          • Brucehenry

            No one understands my tortured soul, alas!

          • Walter_Cronanty

            …and ALACK!!!11!

          • jim_m

            What is this “life” thing you speak of???

          • http://www.rustedsky.net JLawson

            LOL. Does the name “Pavlov” ring a bell?

          • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

            It does make them salivate…

          • http://www.rustedsky.net JLawson

            This might help mask it. Good background noise… at a low level. I kinda prefer the ‘classics’ channel myself.

            http://www.trance.fm/#/home.html

        • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

          When our trolls can be bothered to link a source (an uncommon occurrence at best) and when I have had the time and interest to check the linked source, it most often does not hold up as proof of their assertions.

          Scoff, down ding, and move on.

  • The_Queen_of_France

    I’m stunned that Tammy Duckworth joined the exodus. It’s hard to respect her for her service now…she apparently doesn’t respect the service and laying down of lives of her brothers-in-arms.

    • jim_m

      Duckworth does not have any ideas of her own. She runs on her vet status and nothing else (unless you count a guarantee that she will vote for absolutely anything the dem leadership asks her to).

      • Brucehenry

        Umm, have you not noticed this whole faux outrageathon has been debunked? You’re not a rube, are you?

        • jim_m

          Did you see me joining in in any way that was singling out one side? Nope. But then you have been nothing but a troll for some time now. My criticism of Duckworth is a general statement and not related to this issue at all.

          • Brucehenry

            Fair enough. And I’ll try to watch the trollish behavior. It’s pretty obvious my jokes aren’t always a huge hit here, lol.

  • Brucehenry

    This Lady Liberty person has set herself up as the resident expert around here on BENGHAZI!!!11. However, with this article she has revealed herself as hyperpartisan and something of a rube, willing to swallow whatever outlandish lies and half-truths are put forth by Darell Issa, former car thief and arsonist and full time witch hunter. She can’t even be bothered to check the links in the articles she uses as sources — links that debunk her thesis.

    Any of you commenters here that don’t look at any future articles by her with a jaundiced eye would do well to look into her “facts” before commenting on her stuff. That way you won’t reveal YOURSELVES as hyperpartisan rubes. If you accept at face value anything she writes in future you’re reckless.

    • Walter_Cronanty

      For a pretentious twit, you take yourself way too seriously.

      • Brucehenry

        So I take myself too seriously, but Wizbang writers who wail about “tyranny” and “spitting on the graves” of Benghazi casualties don’t?

        • Walter_Cronanty

          Bruce, reread your comment, especially the last paragraph. It’s a bit much, even for you.
          I agree with your basic premise [which I believe is that as many, if not more, Rs left as did the Ds, so no reason for faux outrage - I even think I agree with you on the more recent post on "Tyranny"], but I cringe when I read your comments. You put the “pomp” in pompous.

          • Brucehenry

            OK, I’ll try to be more circumspect. But I’ll probably fail.

            EDIT: Just think of me as the Westlake Of The Left. Funny how you don’t scold him for his repeated rants about trust fund babies, waste cases, and kids who can’t rent cars at Hertz. Pretentiousness is in the eye of the beholder, apparently.

          • Walter_Cronanty

            I often ignore him, like I do that Carolyne ditz [I forget what her exact name is, but I think you know who I mean], so I don’t reply. I usually read your comments – and on rare occasions agree with you.

          • Brucehenry

            Why, it’s quite flattering that you find my comments worthy of a response but not Westlake’s. Careful or you’ll fuel my pompous pretentiousness.

          • Walter_Cronanty

            That would be like me raising the world’s water level by peeing in the ocean.

          • Retired military

            Are you saying that you are Obama?

          • Walter_Cronanty

            No, no, no. Obama LOWERS the sea levels [and heals the earth]. I just pee in the ocean – but don’t tell anyone or I’ll be visited by the EPA’s SWAT team.

          • Brucehenry

            Technically, you WOULD be raising the level.

          • Walter_Cronanty

            Just as much as I, technically, DID flatter you.

          • Brucehenry

            Why, it’s quite flattering that you find my comments worthy of a response but not Westlake’s. Careful or you’ll fuel my pompous pretentiousness.

          • Walter_Cronanty

            I often ignore him, like I do that Carolyne ditz [I forget what her exact name is, but I think you know who I mean], so I don’t reply. I usually read your comments – and on rare occasions agree with you.

          • Brucehenry

            OK, I’ll try to be more circumspect. But I’ll probably fail.

            EDIT: Just think of me as the Westlake Of The Left. Funny how you don’t scold him for his repeated rants about trust fund babies, waste cases, and kids who can’t rent cars at Hertz. Pretentiousness is in the eye of the beholder, apparently.

        • Walter_Cronanty

          Bruce, reread your comment, especially the last paragraph. It’s a bit much, even for you.
          I agree with your basic premise [which I believe is that as many, if not more, Rs left as did the Ds, so no reason for faux outrage - I even think I agree with you on the more recent post on "Tyranny"], but I cringe when I read your comments. You put the “pomp” in pompous.

        • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

          You should spend more of your time over on DU or MM.

      • Brucehenry

        So I take myself too seriously, but Wizbang writers who wail about “tyranny” and “spitting on the graves” of Benghazi casualties don’t?

      • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

        Isn’t that properly spelled with an “a”?

        • Walter_Cronanty

          I’m trying to be civil, you know, blowing kisses across the aisle, and all that.

          • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

            Being civil to a troll returns no benefit.

    • http://ladyliberty1885.com/ LadyLiberty1885

      Attack the source, not the material. Typical.

      BTW, your own hyperpartisan slip is showing Bruce. That bit about Issa? I think you have him confused with his brother no?

      Research. Try it.

  • Commander_Chico

    How about we have a hearing on why the Iraq war was fought, and invite the hundreds of thousands of family members of those killed?

  • Commander_Chico

    How about we have a hearing on why the Iraq war was fought, and invite the hundreds of thousands of family members of those killed?

    • Jwb10001

      How about you jump into the present, there were hearings on Iraq right before your hero Hillary voted to approve military action there. We all get that you’re opposed to the Iraq war you don’t have to bring into every single conversation to dodge the misdeeds of the current administration. Two wrongs (assuming Iraq was wrong) don’t make a right, you should have learned that by now.

    • Walter_Cronanty

      That was done in October of 2002. The Iraq war resolution was passed with 82 Democrat House members voting for it, and 29 out of 50 Democrat Senate voting for it. Sorry, that squirrel doesn’t get my attention.

      • Brucehenry

        Have there been hearings AFTER that, to assess why there were never any WMDs found, as the Bushies claimed over and over that there would be?

        • Jwb10001

          Does that included calling in Bill Clinton who, if I remember correctly, bombed Iraq over WMDs and UN violations? Or is it only Bush who is lying when he believes Iraq had WMDs? Do we get all the spies in all the countries that got it wrong drug in to testify? Do we get to actually find out where Syria got chem weapons? I know your answer will be “sure why not” because there is no chance of any of this happening. I for one would love to see a fair and thorough investigation of Iraq and what exactly happened to the intelligence agencies and the WMDs, but face it Bruce that’s not what would happen, it’s also not what Chico or you are actually asking for.

          So today the shoe is on the other foot the conservatives are looking for a scalp and that scalp is Hillary’s. You don’t like (it) I don’t blame you but it’s how the game is run. Your side did to Bush the other side is going to do it Hillary. She’s vulnerable because she believes herself to be above it all and out of reach and it’s lead her to be arrogant, people are getting tired of arrogant public servants. Both side’s arrogant public servants.

        • Walter_Cronanty

          Sweet jeebus, that horse has been beaten beyond recognition. Millions of trees gave their all in serving as the medium for explaining why Clinton holdover George Tenet, then Director of the CIA, told President Bush that he believed Iraq had WMDs. Or, as Gordon Johndroe, spokesman for the National Security Council said, Bush decided to invade Iraq “for a number of reasons,” including a national intelligence estimate that concluded Iraq had a WMD program and because of “Saddam’s own actions.”

          Even Hillary said she had no regret on her vote for the war resolution. Of course, to coin a phrase, what difference, at this point, does it make?

          • Brucehenry

            Yes, it’s outrageous that Hilary said that about Benghazi, where 4 Americans died, but not outrageous that Bush apologists have essentially said that about Iraq, where 4500 Americans died, since summer 2003.

          • Walter_Cronanty

            I’ve never heard or read of a “Bush apologist” who said what Hillary said. Got a link?
            I agree with Jwb above – I’d love to know how the intelligence agencies [not just ours] got it wrong, or if they got it as wrong as it appears. But that won’t happen in my lifetime – too many people wouldn’t like the result.

          • Brucehenry

            They were “essentially” saying that as soon as it became apparent there were no WMDs. “Well, we’re there now, so lets’ fight ‘em over there so we don’t have to fight ‘em over here,” or whatever. No, no one said exactly what Hilary said, in those words.

          • Jwb10001

            So that’s essentially what they said, what did they actually say that leads you to believe that’s what they “essentially said.” As I recall the events they looked for WMD well past the point that Baghdad fell even after Saddam was pulled out of his hole. I don’t remember anyone saying or suggesting that we had stopped looking for WMDs but decided Iraq was needing a good ass whippin’ so let’s go fight them anyway.

          • Brucehenry

            A little incoherent, but you’re right, they didn’t stop looking for them.

            My original point was that, since you guys want interminable Benghazi hearings in which the fact that the video was blamed is complained about interminably, maybe we should have interminable Iraq hearings in which we go over and over the prevarications and exaggerations about aluminum tubes and yellow cake and mushroom clouds and meetings in Prague and smoking guns, interminably.

          • Commander_Chico

            Bush made the jokes about the WMD, remember?

            That was while scores of Americans were dying in Iraq every month.

          • Jwb10001

            Yes he did and he paid a heavy political price for it too. It wasn’t his shinning moment now what about Hillary and her mob can we move on to that now?

        • http://ladyliberty1885.com/ LadyLiberty1885

          They’re clearly in Syria now :P

    • Jwb10001

      While we’re at maybe we should dig up Johnson and Kennedy and have them justify their misdeeds that killed over 50,000 in Viet Nam?

    • Jwb10001

      While we’re at maybe we should dig up Johnson and Kennedy and have them justify their misdeeds that killed over 50,000 in Viet Nam?

    • http://ladyliberty1885.com/ LadyLiberty1885

      Ah Chico. Continually obfuscating.

      Congress voted for the Iraq war. How about you try them?
      Unless I missed something… did Al Qaeda affiliated terrorists kill an Ambassador and three other Americans in a mission in Iraq and we didn’t send any help?

  • realronaldreagan

    What are the names of the 18 republican committee members that “walked out” on the victims testimony? Clearly Issa showed the utmost respect by taking the time during the victims testimony to take photos and tweet. God Bless such a loving patriot.

    • http://ladyliberty1885.com/ LadyLiberty1885

      If you know there were 18, how about you give us the names?

      • realronaldreagan

        In the photo that shows only 2 of the democratic committee members seated there are only 6 (of the 24) republicans on the committee present. Shockingly this story does not list their names.

  • Michael Lang

    Just another example on how Democrats live their lives with their heads shoved far up their asses.