Bill Maher of HBO’s “Real Time” fame seems to have no qualms about the Obama administration lying about the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, channeling his inner Hillary Clinton and asking what difference does it make if they were the result of a protest or planned attack.
Maher was joined by Americans for Tax Reform’s Mattie Duppler, National Review Online’s Reihan Salam and The Washington Post’s Ezra Klein on his show Friday night. As the panel began discussing the recent “60 Minutes” report on Benghazi, Duppler noted there is concern among why there has not been any answers as to the reasons for the attacks and reassurance they will not happen again.
“Is was either a planned terrorist attack or it was a bunch of angry extremist Muslims who then had an attack,” Maher said. “As Hillary said, what possibly of the difference? Four brave Americans are dead at the hands of some people who think their God gives them permission to kill people. I don’t understand what we’re looking for.”
The HBO host, however, failed to acknowledge that the Obama administration consistently lied to the American people about the cause of the attack, originally saying it was because of an anti-Islam YouTube video. It wasn’t until former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice perpetuated the White House’s talking points on a host of Sunday talk shows, though, that the administration came out and called it a terrorist attack.
Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, while testing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the attacks, famously told committee members “what difference does it make” as to the reason behind the attacks.
The Obama administration continues to stonewall lawmakers as they search for more answers on the Benghazi attacks that left four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, dead
Watch Maher’s exchange on the terrorist attacks below.