Homeland Security chairman demands more Benghazi information after report

Greg Nash

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) is demanding that Secretary of State John Kerry provide further answers about the attack in Benghazi, Libya following a report on "60 Minutes."  

People who were on the ground during the September 2012, attack spoke for the first time in a report broadcast Sunday night. 

Gregory Hicks, the former deputy chief of mission in Libya, was also among those interviewed. “I made the call to the annex chief, and I told him, 'Listen, you've gotta tell those guys there may not be any help coming,’ ” he recalled during the report. 

“This was the most disturbing and offensive event of all the tragedy of Benghazi,” McCaul said Monday on “Fox and Friends.” “Military teaches us no man left behind, and we left behind our ambassador and a Navy Seal and two foreign service officers. We left them behind to die.”

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The Texas congressman said he wants to know why suspects have not been put on a terrorist watch list that offers rewards for their apprehension. 

“This is a sign from the administration they’re not taking it seriously; it’s not a priority. This could bring these terrorists to justice,” McCaul said.  

One al Qaeda-linked terrorist, Abu Anas al-Libi, was recently captured in Libya and brought to the U.S. for trial. He is charged with playing a role in the bombings of two American embassies in Africa in the 1990s. Intelligence officials suggest he may be a key to finding out more information about the Benghazi attack. 

Fox News host Brian Kilmeade also said there was one thing missing from the “60 Minutes” report: Hillary Clinton. 

“She was behind all of this, and I think it’s going to haunt her in any potential presidential election,” said McCaul.