John McCain Slams State Department, New York Times Over Benghazi Report

‘Despite these clear warning signs, the State Department was unprepared’

McCain Rips State Department, New York Times Over Benghazi Report (Washington Free Beacon)

Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) gave a stern statement on the floor Thursday about the newly released Senate Intelligence report on the Benghazi terrorist attack, sharply criticizing the New York Times’ recent article for aligning with the Obama administration’s “account of events” and the State Department’s lack of preparedness.

“Our military is not postured and ready to respond to contingencies in a part of Libya where attacks against Westerners and Western interests had already occurred and where the threat of more attacks was growing,” McCain said.

McCain called the New York Times “that ever-reliable surrogate of the Obama administration” and condemned them for passing along a “false narrative” that al Qaeda had no involvement. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) also rejected the article’s conclusions.

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