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Senator Blunt: Deeply Troubled By Benghazi Report

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NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY OFFICE OF U.S. SENATOR ROY BLUNT (MO.)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following statement today regarding a new bipartisan report that found the deadly attacks in Benghazi could have been prevented. Blunt currently serves on both the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services as well as the Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense. He previously served on the Senate and House Intelligence Committees.

“I’m deeply troubled by the findings in this report. The fact that the administration knew it was unprepared to protect those serving in Benghazi from terrorist attacks is highly disturbing. Unfortunately, we still don’t know why the administration failed to increase embassy security in the weeks leading up to the attack, even when it knew the situation on the ground was getting worse.

“I will continue working with my colleagues to uncover the facts surrounding these attacks and to ensure the military, the intelligence community, and the State Department follow through with the intelligence committee’s recommendations to improve the security of U.S. officials serving overseas.”

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