Gohmert: Embassy closures make U.S. look "like a bunch of cowards"

The U.S. wouldn't need to if it would "bother to find out exactly what went wrong" in Benghazi

By Jillian Rayfield
Published August 6, 2013 1:23PM (EDT)

Rep. Louie Gohmert argued that the Obama administration's decision to close down 19 of its embassies over threats of a terrorist attack makes the U.S. look "like a bunch of cowards."

"We don't want any more people to die," Gohmert said while guest-hosting on Sean Hannity's radio show. "But it brings us back to the question that [then-Secretary of State] Hillary Clinton asked [about Benghazi], what difference does it make at this point?"

"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," he continued, the Hill reports.

Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at jrayfield@salon.com.

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