Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) on Thursday said Secretary of State Hillary Clinton seems to have caught “a case of Benghazi flu” on the day she was slated to testify before Congress about the attacks in Benghazi, Libya.
“I’m not a doctor, but it seems as though the secretary of state has come down with a case of Benghazi flu,” West said on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends.” “I think we have to get to the bottom of this. There are still very, countless amount of unanswered questions.”
State Department announced Saturday that Clinton had been suffering from a stomach virus and sustained a concussion. Her testimony has been rescheduled.
A State Department report released Tuesday blamed “systematic failures” in management for “grossly inadequate” security to respond to the attacks that left four Americans dead. Several State Department officials resigned Wednesday after the report’s release.
“Just because we see the resignations of these bureaucrats, I find it very interesting that some of those were the ones who testified before the government oversight committee, that does not mean that this ends,” said West, who lost his bid for re-election last month. “I don’t think that this should become the new normal and the next thing you know, four years from now, we have Hillary Clinton running for president when we had this death of the ambassador, those two former Navy SEALS and a foreign service officer.”