Rep. Adam Schiff Responds to New Benghazi Allegations

Washington, DC –Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a senior Member of the Intelligence Committee and member of the Select Committee on Benghazi, released the following statement:

"These so-called new allegations were examined in detail by both the House and Senate Intelligence Committees, which concluded that there was no 'stand down' order. Instead, we found that our personnel acted heroically and appropriately in trying to secure local assistance and avoid ambush. Nor did we find any evidence that a different course of action would have saved – rather than jeopardized – more lives. To second guess these decisions made in the fog of battle is both unfair to the brave personnel involved and highly irresponsible. 

"These old myths are resurfacing at a time when the Select Committee is preparing to hold its first hearing on how well the State Department is implementing the recommendations of the Accountability Review Board. I hope that the Committee won't divert its attention away from what could be a valuable part of the 'lessons learned' from Benghazi to relitigate baseless claims that have been debunked time and again, and in bipartisan fashion."