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Democrat: I’m Not Here to Talk About Benghazi, I’m Here to Talk About the Middle East

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.

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance journalist focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been writing conservatively charged articles for several years in the upstate New York area, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, American Thinker,, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record. He is also Editor of one of the top conservative blogs of 2012, the Mental Recession.

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