Megyn Kelly took on Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) on Thursday night over the lingering unanswered questions about the Benghazi terrorist attack. Kelly pointed out a number on inconsistencies in the Obama administration’s evolving story regarding the deadly assault, however, Schiff just dismissed the criticism as a “conspiracy theory.”
Though Obama referred to an “act of terror” in his Rose Garden speech the day after the attack, Kelly questioned the Democrat on why President Barack Obama was still refusing to call what happened in Benghazi a “terrorist attack” two weeks later in an interview on ABC’s “The View.” Schiff said the president’s reference to an “act of terror” in his Rose Garden speech made it clear it was a terrorist attack.
“Then why didn’t he just continue embracing that term?” Kelly pressed.
“I think all of us recognize, you shoot RPGs at an American consulate anywhere in the world, it’s an act of terror by definition,” Schiff began before Kelly interrupted him.
“No, this is a dodge,” Kelly said. “My viewers want an answer to this and they are not satisfied… so I’m giving you, as a Democrat and a defender of the president, the opportunity to convince them.”
Schiff went on to dismiss accusations of a Benghazi coverup as “conspiracy theories.”
“There’s no conspiracy theory, there’s just unanswered questions,” Kelly shot back. “Four Americans are dead, sir.”
Watch the rest of the exchange below: