By Julian Pecquet - 10/12/12 01:09 PM EDT
“We weren't told they wanted more security there,” Biden said Thursday. “We did not know they wanted more security.”
Romney campaign adviser Dan Senor immediately pounced, saying Biden's comments “point to the larger failures of the administration to be completely transparent about the terrorist attacks in Benghazi and the security situations leading up to the attacks.”
“Vice President Biden tonight continued the administration’s pattern of misleading the American people about events in Libya,” Senor said in a statement late Thursday night. “He wrongly stated that the administration was not aware of requests for more security from our diplomatic facilities in Libya.
“We need leaders who will be truthful with the American people and who are informed about vital issues of national security.”
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