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Sen. Inhofe to S.E. Cupp: Comparing Niger to Benghazi ‘Makes Me Physically Sick’

S.E. Cupp had quite the exchange with Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) over the deadly attack that took place in Niger.

When asked what were the “most pressing questions” that were unanswered he had about the Niger attack, Inhofe responded by asking “Well, what questions are unanswered?”

“Let’s keep in mind we have some 800 troops that are over there,” Inhofe elaborated. “We have a problem — we have Boko Haram, a terrorist group that’s very active. We want to keep it contained there and eliminated there because we are winning some of these battles.”

He noted that the four green berets that had died “had no warning whatsoever” and that the attack was “completely unexpected.” And then he added:

“And every time I hear people compare this to Benghazi, it makes me physically sick. Because even our Secretary of State Hillary Clinton knew well in advance, weeks in advance that that was going to happen. It was an organized terrorist attack and totally different thing altogether.”

Inhofe added the Benghazi victims died “unnecessarily” because “we knew” it was going to happen.

Cupp, who last night invoked Benghazi when addressing the Niger attack, then pressed the GOP senator if what happened was “an intelligence failure.” He didn’t answer the question, but reiterated that this attack was “completely unexpected.”

Watch the clip above, via HLN.

 

 

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