Rep. Gohmert: Embassy Closures Make US Look 'Like a Bunch of Cowards'

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Monday, 05 Aug 2013 06:24 PM

By Audrey Hudson

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President Barack Obama made the U.S. look "like a bunch of cowards" when he shuttered 19 embassies in response to threats of a possible terrorist attack, Rep. Louie Gohmert said Monday.

The remarks came as the Texas Republican was guest hosting for Sean Hannity's radio program discussing the current threat as well as last year's deadly attack in Benghazi.

"We don't want any more people to die," Gohmert said, according to The Hill newspaper.

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"But it brings us back to the question that [then-Secretary of State] Hillary Clinton asked, what difference does it make at this point?" Gohmert asked.

"The difference it makes is, that if you will bother to find out exactly what went wrong, why you didn't have security where you needed it, where you need security to shore up, what you can do to make sure that doesn't happen again, you don't have to close your embassies like a bunch of cowards that go running away," Gohmert said.

Gohmert said the U.S. should have held its ground and warned that Obama's actions might actually invite an attack, as he recalled former President Bill Clinton's failure to take action after U.S. embassy bombings during his term.

"We didn't learn it then, by golly, we better learn it now or we're going to get hit again and we're going to look weak," Gohmert said.

The administration ordered the embassies in the Middle East and North Africa closed after al-Qaida communications were intercepted ordering an attack on Sunday.





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