Supporters of President Donald Trump used the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks to once again bring up the Benghazi attack that left four Americans dead back in 2012, all as they ignore the nearly 200,000 Americans who have died from coronavirus under Trump’s watch.
Before we dig into this, let’s first point out that Republicans had cut security funding for American embassies on several occasions prior to the attack in Libya. A subsequent investigation by Republicans in Congress that took even longer than the 9/11 probe cleared former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of any wrongdoing.
Yet, Republicans are still obsessed with Benghazi eight years later.
Never forget that Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and Joe Biden left 4 Americans to die in Benghazi 8 years ago today.
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) September 12, 2020
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) September 11, 2020
Today, we remember the thousands of Americans who lost their lives on 9/11/2001.
We also remember the four American heroes, Sean Smith, Ty Woods, Glen Doherty, and Ambassador Stevens, who lost their lives in Benghazi on 9/11/2012.
God bless our great country.#NeverForget
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) September 11, 2020
Never forget that today is also the day four Americans were killed during the 2012 attack on our diplomatic compound and CIA annex in Benghazi.
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) September 11, 2020
Today is the 8th anniversary of the Benghazi attacks
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) September 11, 2020
September 11, 2012.
Benghazi ain’t going away. pic.twitter.com/eAxbKz07oN
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) September 11, 2020
— Rep. Paul Gosar, DDS (@RepGosar) September 11, 2020
Today, we also remember the four American heroes who lost their lives in Benghazi on 9/11/2012.
As our late friend and patriot @CharlieDaniels would famously say, “Benghazi ain’t going away.”
— NRA (@NRA) September 11, 2020
Their accusations are not only false, but Benghazi also pales in comparison to the nearly 200,000 Americans who have died because of Trump’s incompetent and reckless response to the pandemic. Trump also flat out lied to the American people because he admitted on tape back in February that he knew all along that COVID-19 is deadlier than the flu and that he downplayed it on purpose.
So, while Republicans are busy falsely claiming that “Hillary lied and people died,” Trump really did lie and hundreds of thousands of Americans have died. But Republicans refuse to condemn Trump or abandon him.
Americans leveled conservatives on Twitter for continuing to scream about Benghazi.
Covid under Trump is 50 9/11’s, 11,000 Benghazi’s
— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) September 11, 2020
Benghazi. Four died. Republicans lost their fucking minds.
Coronavirus. 191,000 dead and counting. Republicans defending the lunatic that allowed it to happen.
What a stark fucking contrast, right?!
— dylan (@dylanmsmitty) September 10, 2020
“Benghazi was Obama’s fault because 4 people died on his watch but 9/11 wasn’t Bush’s fault even though 3,000 people died on his watch and covid isn’t Trump’s fault even though 200,000 people died on his watch.”
– The Republican Party
— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) September 11, 2020
The Benghazi embassy was NOT abandoned. It was suddenly attacked & Marine guards fought valiantly. All surviving US personnel were evacuated from the building less than 2 hours after the initial assault. Christopher Stevens and Sean Smith were killed in the initial assault#liar
— dkpletch (@sweepsgal1961) September 12, 2020
Republicans, as usual, are hypocrites. and they should be held legally responsible for the deaths of the hundreds of thousands who have died. Like Trump, they are complicit.
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