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Congressman trade value of South Carolina he's a member of the house oversight committee that held a hearing on the big Gaza attacks just last month.
Congressman good to have you with us.
This is you and remarkable period in American history.
-- we are now hearing from the senate committee members thought the house committees but we've -- we will us at some point.
Perhaps as early as this evening.
At least they're -- action to to what they heard today but does it trouble you.
That neither morale nor carper.
Could identify the person responsible for the false statements made by UN ambassador Susan Rice.
The president himself and his administration for a period of two week.
Well my recommendation to them is if they can't identify that person they need to familiarize themselves with the name before they come before oversight or -- house committee.
And if they think they're gonna make it through this investigation without disclosing that name they are sorely mistaken.
The the idea that these job.
Than there as they leaders of our intelligence community.
Would not be willing to put forward a transparent direct and candid statement to those committees that's deeply troubling as -- By it is when you -- note when you all live and an open free.
Society and in administration claims have been most transparent.
Process to Europe school.
We're going to find out -- what happened in the -- with or without out.
The voluntary help of the PP.
But who have knowledge we're going to find out it would help committee hearings until the war comes back if that's what it takes.
We have four murder of Americans and -- would sit down to find out how this house.
A Senator McCain senator Graham senator you know calling for.
A a select committee to go after what happened there -- -- your reaction to that.
-- I agree with all three senators I would like they -- to be 1 central committee both the senate and the house so this doesn't get fragmented and stove piped.
But also found the president's reaction to what the three senators.
Said to be.
He does get defensive when he is question.
But the reality Lewis he's the one that picked Susan Rice awaited central television talk shows we -- -- -- -- video we didn't colored -- of spontaneous.
Reaction -- is so if he's disappointed in the treatment that she is receiving he has no one to blame but himself.
By the -- I should point out -- it was interesting that the White House and various other.
And democratic spokesman as well as legislators.
But keep forgetting -- -- put forward the fact that there were three senators calling for this.
This committee not just the two men a number of women stepped forward today to say this is bad treatment rough treatment if you will.
Or woman that is name ambassador rice.
-- forgetting that this under a octaves.
Also will amongst those calling for a.
This is -- but how do paternalistic gives out looming health paternalistic isn't just a Susan Rice considered personal here's a distinguished career as a diplomat.
But she should of ask for the intelligence officials what information are you sending me out to parent.
She has a responsibility there as well and yes Kelly -- they got is a former prosecutor probably the toughest of the three between McCain.
-- -- -- -- The but that fact is conveniently left out but -- Susan Rice there's been a government for a long talk if she thinks she can go out.
And parent administration talking points and not be called on it.
Then she's going to be surprised.
Are -- hopeful about David Petraeus appearing before the Intelligence Committees -- both the senate and -- house tomorrow.
That is hopeful that he will be straightforward truthful.
I think you will be and I'm cautiously optimistic that it's gonna add to our body of knowledge but the reality is or multiple witnesses with indispensable knowledge -- one of them.
Susan Rice is a -- when Hillary Clinton is another.
And that we would not be doing our due diligence as investigators -- we didn't question all of them.
If the president thanks for being unfair to Susan Rice then he can -- answer the questions just always an option to.
If he wants to be a sanctimonious and -- well paternalistic towards her he can come to congress and answer the questions.
Well congressman got a I've got to ask you this person going to be asking number of people throughout this broadcast this question but I was struck by the fact that senator Feinstein.
And her committee did not want to comment.
And so are a number of things -- -- just ask you very quickly as we wrap up here.
For your view as to whether or not this is if you can think of any grounds for not commenting on what seemed to me to be matter of fact issues.
She was asked.
Whether the CIA.
Operatives who -- ultimately kill.
And in -- had called for help she declined to respond can you think of any reason why that would not be a matter the could be shared with the American public.
-- no -- I cannot.
No comment on whether the you're hearing supported the administration's original version of events again it's your reaction.
Others a difference between not wanting to comment on something and not being able to I understand -- on culpable for anyone on -- side of the -- this was a fiasco.
But there's a difference between not being able to shed light it was something in choosing not to do it.
I can think of no reason there's no legal -- to them.
And congressman violence -- some say that if the rate that the administration is going which is turning one thing over after another to various agencies and departments for further -- -- -- It's going to be.
It could well become a situation where this administration will not be able to talk about much and foreign policy whatsoever.
You get the last word on this your thought.
Well I -- I I give President Obama credit from.
Being able to do one thing I have not seen it in the time that I've known him which is -- senator Graham as upset as I have ever seen him about any thing.
And he punches above its weight class so -- -- -- Ghazi.
Kelly I got Jason take this job look McCain.
Some of us are young enough that we're gonna be around no matter how much they one -- -- Stonewall will be around to get.
He answers especially for the families of those four murdered Americans.
Congressman we version of always you being here and your efforts concentrate now.
Thank you look much more on -- Gaza.