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GOP Rep. Gohmert Hammers Obama Over Embassy Closures: Makes Us Look Like ‘A Bunch Of Cowards’

There have been some interesting political reactions to the U.S. issuing a worldwide terror alert and closing embassies in the Middle East, from suspicions over the timing (given the public backlash against the NSA) to outrage at the closures in the first place. While guest-hosting Sean Hannity‘s radio show on Monday, Texas Republican Louie Gohmert charged that the Obama administration made the United States look like “a bunch of cowards” with how they handled the threat.

In responding to a caller question about the embassy closures, Gohmert said the Obama administration hasn’t learned the right lessons from the Benghazi attacks that are still a sore spot for the administration.

“The difference it makes is, that if you will bother to find out exactly what went wrong, why you didn’t have security where you needed it, where you need security to shore up, what you can do to make sure that doesn’t happen again, you don’t have to close your embassies like a bunch of cowards that go running away.”

Gohmert warned that “we better learn it now, or we’re going to get hit again and we’re going to look weak.”

Listen to the audio below, via WABC:

h/t The Hill

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