Rand Paul: Obama Sent More Guards to War Memorial Than Benghazi

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) tweeted stinging criticism of the World War II Memorial closure on Wednesday afternoon, claiming the Obama administration had dispatched more security guards to man the barricades at the D.C. memorial than they had to the embattled U.S. consulate in Benghazi last year.

The World War II Memorial was closed on Tuesday, along with a number of other government installations, angering veterans who had traveled to Washington, D.C. to visit it, and drawing outrage from Republicans, some of whom accompanied the vets on Wednesday to remove the barriers.

Paul, meanwhile, has been one of the most vocal lawmakers on the subject of Benghazi, routinely calling out both President Barack Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for what he considered an inadequate response to the September 11, 2012 attack on the consulate.

The internet quickly reminded Paul that GOP funding approval played a role in both events:

[h/t TPM]

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