Max Boot Compares Capitol Hill Riot to Benghazi
BOOT: "It shows me that this committee is trying to undertake a serious investigation. They're not gonna sweep this under the rug. They're trying to get out the truth. I think that's incredibly important given that this was arguably the worst attack on the Capitol since the war of 1812. We need to find out what happened and we still don't have a complete picture. We have a pretty good picture, Don, of what happened on January 6th itself. We have all the videos that have been pieced together. We have seen the insurrectionists storming the Capitol. But we really don't know what happened behind the scenes with the Trump administration. To what extent did they encourage these insurrectionists? To what extent did they plan this attack? To what extent did President Trump even order U.S. troops to stand down and federal law enforcement to stand down and not intervene to protect the Capitol? Those are all things that we don't know about but we need to find out about urgently. And I see the wide-ranging document requests that the committee has just sent out as being the first step in getting some of those answers. And it's pretty appalling of course that Republicans are trying to block this every which way they can aside from a handful of exceptions like Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger. I mean, these are Republicans who spent two and a half years probing what happened in Benghazi when four Americans died and they couldn't care less what happened on January 6 when our Capitol was stormed."