Somebody needs a geography lesson, it seems.
At a recent townhall-style event in New Hampshire, Democrat Annie Kuster gave a bizarre reason for not wanting to discuss the tragedy in Benghazi … it apparently isn’t in the Middle East.
Here is a rough transcript:
REP. KUSTER: (Reading) First, can you please let me know your position about on HR 36 that would authorize a select committee to get to the bottom of Benghazi….um, I don’t have…that’s a Senate, I think…I don’t think we have anything about that in the House….
CONSTITUENT: Yes you do.
REP. KUSTER: And the rest of this is also on Benghazi, so…
CONSTITUENT: Can you address Benghazi? What are you going to do about Benghazi? Why isn’t Benghazi at the top of your issue?
REP. KUSTER: Well, I’m certainly not here to talk about it. We’re here to talk about the Middle East.
CONSTITUENT: That is the Middle East!
CONSTITUENT #2: Libya is like right in the middle of the Middle East.
CONSTITUENT: Benghazi is the Middle East!
Inaudible from the moderator, who saves her.
The moderator then adds off stage:
We don’t want to get this — There are a lot of different ideas and a lot of different opinions here. The Congresswoman was nice enough share with this audience questions on the topic and have a civil discussion. That’s why we have the postcards that state the format of answering questions.
Watch the video below:
So not only does she avoid discussing the prospect of a select committee investigating the attack, she mistakenly refers to it as not being in the Middle East.
The NRCC responds:
“Let’s be clear – Annie Kuster is a United States Congresswoman. Four Americans died as a result of the attacks in Benghazi. For her not to even address a voter’s questions about what the United States government is doing to get answers on those terrorist attacks makes her unqualified for the office which she holds.” – NRCC Spokesman Ian Prior
On a side note, I have a solution for Ms. Kuster…
See, if only more U.S. Americans had maps.