Some members of Congress can’t seem to stay on issue, as we witnessed yesterday when Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) “charged that the Obama administration cannot be trusted to carry out an attack on Syria due to mistakes made in Benghazi and controversies involving the IRS and NSA programs.”
Duncan raised Secretary of State John Kerry’s ire and Kerry struck back, forcefully condemning Duncan for his claims.
“I’m not going to sit here and be told by you that I don’t have a set of — a sense of what the judgment is,” he said. “We are talking about people being killed by gas and you want to go talk about Benghazi and Fast and Furious.”
As Kerry spoke, Duncan held up a photo of what he said was a man named Victor who was killed in Benghazi.
“We don’t deserve to drag this into yet another Benghazi discussion,” Kerry said, “when the real issue here is whether or not the Congress is going to stand up for international norms with respect for dictators that have only been broken twice until Assad: Hitler and Saddam Hussein.”
Watch parts of the exchange here:
Duncan wasn’t serving his party’s position on Syria at all, objections or not, he deserved “the ass-whupping” he “so righteously received.” Foolish Rep. Duncan for not staying on issue, when Kerry’s in the hot seat testifying on Syria. Good for Kerry for taking him down a few notches.