Rep. Annie Kuster (D-NH) really doesn’t want to talk about Benghazi. At some sort of town hall event a constituent asked her about it and her reply was remarkable, “I’m certainly not here to talk about it. We’re here to talk about the Middle East.” Huh? While Libya is in northern Africa, it’s certainly part of what we consider Middle East politics.
And shouldn’t she be there to talk about whatever issues her constituents think are important? She doesn’t think so. I guess she thinks it’s just another “phony scandal.” (Transcript below.)
REP. KUSTER: (Reading) First, can you please let me know your position about on HR 36 that would authorize a select committee to get to the bottom of Benghazi….um, I don’t have…that’s a Senate, I think…I don’t think we have anything about that in the House….
CONSTITUENT: Yes you do.
REP. KUSTER: And the rest of this is also on Benghazi, so…
CONSTITUENT: Can you address Benghazi? What are you going to do about Benghazi? Why isn’t Benghazi at the top of your issue?
REP. KUSTER: Well, I’m certainly not here to talk about it. We’re here to talk about the Middle East.
CONSTITUENT: That is the Middle East!
CONSTITUENT #2: Libya is like right in the middle of the Middle East.
CONSTITUENT: Benghazi is the Middle East!
Inaudible from the moderator, who saves her.