Issa’s Office: State Department Trying To ‘Blame Others’ For Lack Of Benghazi Memorial | Talking Points Memo

A spokesman for Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) on Monday accused the State Department of trying to “blame others” for the fact it did not have an official event commemorating the first anniversary of the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya last week.Issa’s spokesman, Frederick Hill, was responding to a report published by TPM on Sunday that revealed there was no official event marking the Benghazi attack anniversary on Wednesday at State Department headquarters in Washington, DC. When TPM asked State Department spokesman Alec Gerlach why the agency did not have a formal event, he pointed to congressional investigations that he described as having politicized the discussion surrounding the incident. Gerlach also specifically criticized the focus of the House Oversight Committee, which is chaired by Issa and has been aggressively investigating the Benghazi attack.

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