First, there is still that Benghazi thing hanging out there, Mr. President. How long are you going to ignore it?
Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R- UT) told Breitbart News on Wednesday that he has been “thwarted” by the State Department from seeing any Americans who survived the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi. Many people forget that there were Americans who survived the Benghazi attack, some of whom were badly injured and are still recovering.
“My understanding is that we still have some people in the hospital. I’d like to visit with them and wish them nothing but the best but the State Department has seen it unfit for me to know who those people are—or even how many there are,” Rep. Chaffetz said. “I don’t know who they are. I don’t know where they live. I don’t know what state they’re from. I don’t even know how many there are. It doesn’t seem right to me.”
In the name of decency, please let our elected officials talk to their fellow Americans. There is a lot more here than meets the eye and Congress has an obligation to find out the facts, no matter how ugly they are.
Then we have Obamacare. Remember how it was supposed to cut health care costs? Surprise! It won’t. California’s Blue Shield says it will raise rates 20% and the Aetna CEO sees premiums doubling for some of their insured. Oh, and 18 Democrats are waking up to the fact that the tax on medical devices might hurt companies in their states. They’re working to prolong implementation or kill it all together. All these objections and the thing hasn’t fully kicked in yet!
In more foreign policy news, the U.S. under the Obama administration has refused to condemn North Korea’s missile launch. South Korea must be feeling a lot like Israel right now.