The arrival of 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, may be very bad news for Hillary Clinton and also for Republican Congressmen who failed to believe the heroes of that terrible night. The movie is reviving a controversy, just as the 2016 campaign heats up, that many establishment figures thought had been safely buried. According to a poll by FedUp PAC, that controversy reflects poorly on both the former Secretary of State, who was responsible for giving the consulate protection, and the Congress which had the responsibility to reveal the truth.
Conservatives responding to FedUp PAC’s poll see the failure to protect the Benghazi compound as a disqualifying event for Clinton, with 96% saying it shows her to be unfit to serve as commander in chief. Although Clinton has said she was not responsible for the “stand down” order that delayed the rescue mission and may have cost the life of Ambassador Stevens and another State Department employee, only 3% believe she is telling the truth. Instead, 96% say that she led a cover-up to protect herself. The news media cooperated with that cover-up according to 94%.
Conservatives are no less critical of Congressional Republicans for their later failure to thoroughly investigate and make the full truth known. 96% are concerned, and 90% of those are “very concerned”, that eyewitness testimony regarding the “stand down” order was not included in the report of the House Intelligence Committee.
Most conservatives think that it is time for Congressional Republicans to take a more aggressive role, with 96% calling for the House Benghazi Committee to review Clinton’s testimony to see if she committed perjury. Clinton’s deletion of more than 30,000 allegedly “personal” emails is seen by 94% as part of her cover-up.
Those who responded to the poll appear to be aware that a recently released email from Clinton to her daughter Chelsea proves that she knew almost immediately that the attack was a terrorist incident rather than a protest demonstration that escalated. Only 3% thought Clinton had told the truth about the “demonstration”.
FedUp PAC is a grass roots organization that wants constitutional conservatives to take over the GOP because Americans are fed up with the Republican establishment. It is not affiliated with any candidate or committee.