In trying to blame the Libyan security fiasco on the GOP, Chris Matthews asked Rep. Elijah Cummings today, “What about this fact, apparently, that the Republicans in the House were the ones who cut effectively a half a billion dollars in security costs. . .” Congressman Cummings responded, “That’s exactly right, that’s exactly right”:
Unfortunately for Cummings and Matthews, the decision to reduce security in Benghazi had absolutely nothing to do with GOP budget cuts.
Congressman Dana Rohrabacher later asked the State Department official responsible for denying the additional security directly whether budget restraints had anything to do with the inadequate security. She answered, “No”: