Blocking Senate hearings on the lack of security at the Benghazi consulate would be added to the bill of impeachment against President Barack Obama. As Lyndon LaRouche stated on Saturday, Sept. 15, Obama cannot be allowed to stay in office any longer — he is a threat to the security of the United States.
On September 13, Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., said that he's calling for Senate hearings on the killing of Ambassador Chris Stevens and the other Americans in Libya, with security among the issues he wants examined.
"There are many disturbing facts about these attacks that raise many troubling questions. For this reason, today I am calling on (two Senate committees) to hold hearings immediately on the lack of intelligence, security, and appropriate response," he said. "We must have answers to these questions to prevent similar attacks in the future."
On September 14, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, posted a blistering statement on her website that said:
"During the past two days, I have participated in classified briefings by the National Counterterrorism Center and the Department of Defense on the attacks on our consulate in Benghazi during which four Americans, including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, were killed.
"The lack of security provided to the Ambassador and other American personnel in Benghazi is deeply troubling and inexplicable given the dangerous threat environment in that city. Earlier attempts in June to reportedly attack the British ambassador and to plant a bomb outside of our consulate clearly demonstrated how dangerous and unsettled Benghazi is. Surely, the State Department should not have relied on Libyan nationals to guard the consulate. Rather, armed U.S. Marines should have been assigned to provide security.
"The kind of weapons used by the attackers also strongly suggests to me that this attack was planned and not the result of a spontaneous protest...."
Collins also posted a letter to Harold W. Geisel, Deputy Inspector General of the Dept. of State, that she co-authored and sent with committee chairman Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.) demanding answers to four sets of questions about the lack of security at the Benghazi consulate.
"We request you examine what if any process existed to assess the security situation in Benghazi and make appropriate modifications based on this information, and whether this procedure was in fact followed. The Libyan Deputy Minister of the Interior, Wasif al-Sharif, reportedly said that the Libyan government had previously advised Department of State personnel to relocate or improve security in Benghazi because of concerns about jihadist attacks," the letter says.
"Did the Libyan government request or suggest that security could be improved at the Benghazi facility prior to September 12, 2012?
"Was security at the Consulate in Benghazi strengthened after a bomb reportedly exploded outside of the same Consulate less than four months ago or after an attack was carried out on a convoy that included the British ambassador to Libya as his car was leaving the British consulate?"