California Democrat Representative Ro Khanna has claimed that no American contractors were killed or embassy protests under former President Obama’s watch.
He must have forgotten about Benghazi.
According to Town Hall:
Congressman Ro Khanna (D-CA) claimed Tuesday there were no embassy protests or deaths of American contractors under the Obama administration.
Speaking with Fox News’s “America’s Newsroom,” the lawmaker disagreed with President Trump for arguing that President Obama had an opportunity to take out Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani.
“I believe the President Obama had a strategy of the JCPOA that would prevent Iran from becoming nuclear,” Khanna continued. “There weren’t these incidents during the Obama administration. We didn’t have protests against our embassies, the killing of American contractors. Americans were safe at that time.”
While it wasn’t a full fledged embassy, the terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi and a nearby CIA annex resulted in the deaths in deaths of an American ambassador, Chris Stephens, and three others, including information officer Sean Smith, and CIA officers Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods. That attack, along with violent protests against the U.S. embassy in Cairo, Egypt, took place under Obama.
Khanna touted the Iran Nuclear deal negotiated under then-President Obama and stated that Obama was correct in not taking out Soleimani for fear of upsetting Iran.