During an exchange on the Senate floor, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, calling for the Senate to join the House in investigating Benghazi, had some questions about the night of the attack. Cruz asked Democrat Sen. Menendez if President Obama slept the night of September 11, 2012. Here’s the response Menendez offered:


Here’s video of the exchange followed by a partial transcript:

Sen Cruz: My friend from New Jersey did not endeavor to answer any of the questions I proffered, including the most simple questions, such as did the president sleep on the night of September 11, 2012?”

Sen. Menendez: I think that whether the president slept or not on that day … the question is, did he even get told by those who had information that such an attack was going on? I don’t know. The bottom line is that, would that have saved anybody? I don’t know either. The bottom line is, do you want to do something about saving any future lives, or do you just want to do politics with this issue?

Is that a version of Hillary Clinton’s infamous “what difference does it make?”

Of course, according to Menendez, there’s nothing more to see here:

In the video, Menendez admitted that he’s not even sure if the president was informed of the attack, yet he’s confident enough facts are known to drop it and move on?

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