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November 16th, 2012
11:17 AM ET

Rep. Mack: Blaming a video for the Libya attack is 'offensive'

One week after resigning as as CIA director, General David Petraeus testified this morning that the September 11 attack on the American consulate in Benghazi was a terrorist attack committed by al-Qaeda linked militants.

Soledad spoke with  Florida Congressman Connie Mack prior to Petraeus' testimony this morning about the White House's handling of the investigation in the days following the incident.

"This is one of those issues that the American people deserve to know the truth and right now the administration has a problem in that it doesn't look like they were being honest with the American people," Mack says. "This is a big problem for the administration. It looks like they were spinning a story that just wasn't true."

The Congressman also discusses the controversy over the information distributed by General Petraeus and UN Ambassador Susan Rice, saying that the discrepancy in accounts is an "issue of leadership."

This is something where the President needs to come to the american people and be very straight forward about what happened," Mack says. "As commander in chief, this is an opportunity for him to look the American people in the eye and say that, in my opinion, mistakes were made, we're sorry for that, here's the truth of what happened and we're going to make sure it never happens again."

Filed under: Libya • Petraeus scandal
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  1. John Q Public

    Finally a bit of honest opinion on your biased show Soledad. Too bad it was devoid of such before the election. Coincidence? Hmmm...

    November 19, 2012 at 10:21 am | Report abuse | Reply

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