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Sen. Paul: 'Where the hell were the Marines' in Libya?

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Paul was referring the to Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack against the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, where four Americans were killed, including Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya.

Paul told the audience that there was a 16-person security team in Benghazi, but that the president sent them away. “If the president comes up here, ask him: Why in the hell did you send them home? They specifically requested to stay,” Paul said.

Republicans in Congress have been raking the administration over the coals for botching the security situation in Benghazi and have requested communications from Stevens to the State Department, where he supposedly expressed concerns about the security situation.

“The president says the buck stops here, ask him where in the hell were the Marines? Ask him, where the hell was that 16-person security team,” Paul said.

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