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Fox & Friends Hosts: Obama Sent More Security to WWII Memorial Than Benghazi

On Thursday morning’s Fox & Friends, the hosts attacked the federal government’s decision to send a number of security personnel to ensure that tourists and veterans do not access sites like the World War II Memorial during the government shutdown. Echoing Rand Paul’s tweet on Wednesday, the hosts observed that the administration sent more security personnel to the Memorial than they did to Libya during the September 11, 2012 attack on an American consulate.

“As it turns out, it looks as if more personnel were sent in to the World War II Memorial to keep people out than the State Department actually sent to Benghazi by two,” Steve Doocy asserted. “They sent five people to Benghazi. The White House sent seven people to make sure that nobody got in to the war memorial.”

“Who is dangerous to this government?” Elisabeth Hasselbeck asked.

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Brian Kilmeade observed that the SEIU sent protesters to the Memorial on Wednesday who were paid to support the cause of furloughed federal workers.

“Somebody noticed you guys are wearing McDonald’s shirts,” Kilmeade observed. “They started asking people what are you doing here. Then they asked one how much are you getting paid? About $15.”

Doocy insisted that the nation’s war memorials in the capital were kept open during the 1995 and 1996 government shutdowns.

Watch the clip below via Fox News Channel:

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