Earlier this week, Sharyl Attkisson revealed that U.S. Special Forces were ordered not to go to Benghazi. Rep. Jason Chaffetz asked Greg Hicks, Deputy Chief of Mission at the embassy, how military personnel responded to the order:
Hicks testifies AFRICOM ordered team to stand down from traveling from Tripoli to Benghazi. "They were furious."
— Mike O'Brien (@mpoindc) May 8, 2013
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) May 8, 2013
Hicks: Military personnel were "furious" when they were told to stand down before 2nd flight from Tripoli to #Benghazi
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) May 8, 2013
Hicks: We knew we should send a rescue team; they were not authorized to travel. Personnel were furious at the order #Benghazi
— Kira Ayn Davis (@RealKiraDavis) May 8, 2013
Mr Hicks: "They were not authorized to travel" Quotes ColGibson: "First time in my career that a diplomat has more balls than the military"
— Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) May 8, 2013