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Farenthold Statement on Continuing Investigation of Attack on US Consulate in Libya

Press Release

Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Blake Farenthold released this statement today following the Senate and House hearings investigating the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012. The attack killed four people, including U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens. The last time an American ambassador was killed abroad was in 1979.

"Obvious inadequacies in security for our foreign services members abroad and in our emergency response efforts were once again exposed in today's Congressional investigation on the attack in Benghazi.

"There were known threats to American interests, and multiple requests for help that went unanswered. That is inexcusable. Americans serving oversees deserve better."

Congressional hearings have shown that there were multiple bombings on the U.S. Consulate in the months leading up to the September 11, 2012 attack. Testimony has also shown that the Consulate requested more security on multiple occasions before the attack.

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