Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) is discontent with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s answer yesterday that “ what difference at this point does it make” whether the attack in Benghazi was caused by a protest or ”because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they’d go kill some Americans.”
On CNN‘s “Starting Point” with Soledad O’Brien Thursday morning Johnson defended his questioning of Clinton during yesterday’s Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, saying it does matter whether what caused the attack.
“I was asking a pretty simple question,” he said. “We could have known very quickly whether there was a protest or there wasn’t a protest, just by getting on the phone to those evacuees.”
Johnson said the American people deserve to know the truth and accused the Obama administration of not being straightforward with the country.
“There was no reason for this — literally — weeks of controversy, and quite honesty now, four months,” he told O’Brien. “We could have had these answers, and it’s also important that we should have had those answers right away.”
Johnson said he is understanding of Clinton’s medical issues, but asserted that it should not have taken four months to get answers about the Benghazi attacks.
“The American people deserve the truth,” he said. “That is why this matters.”
While appearing on Fox News on Thursday, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) also criticized Clinton’s response to Johnson, saying it was “stunning.”