Senators to Obama: You Are Responsible for Benghazi
October 17, 2012 • 8:18AM

Following Secretary of State Clinton's accepting responsibility in multiple interviews Monday for the 9/11-Two calamity in Benghazi, Libya, three U.S. Senators immediately wrote to President Obama rebuking this attempt to pass commander-in-chief responsibility to a Cabinet member.

John McCain (AZ), Lindsey Graham (SC) and Kelly Ayotte (NH), all Republicans, wrote, "If the President was truly not aware of this rising threat level in Benghazi, then we have lost confidence in his national security team, whose responsibility it is to keep the President informed. But if the President was aware of these earlier attacks in Benghazi prior to the events of September 11, 2012, then he bears full responsibility for any security failures that occurred. The security of Americans serving our nation everywhere in the world is ultimately the job of the Commander-in-Chief. The buck stops there."

Numerous commentators in the media yesterday made the same, obvious, observation.

McCain, Graham, and Ayotte called Clinton's "a laudable gesture, especially when the White House is trying to avoid any responsibility whatsoever."