“IT’S GOING TO BE A BUMPY ROAD THERE”
(Manchester – October 9, 2012) Former Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter in her first public statement about the Benghazi attack that left four Americans dead, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, said this evening during a debate that “it is going to be a bumpy road there.”
This follows up on statements made by President Obama two weeks ago where he was heavily criticized for saying similar statements regarding the Benghazi attacks when he said “there are going to be bumps in the road.”
Here is Carol Shea-Porter’s full quote from this evening. Video will be provided tomorrow morning.
“…most people in that region are really really working hard for democracy. Libya is an example of people who have tried very hard and they have apologized. It is an outraged that it happened. We need to beef up the security, but we can’t have a knee jerk reaction either. We need to recognize that for a democracy to flourish, it’s going to be a bumpy road there.” – Former Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter, WBIN-TV debate, 10/9/12
Derek Dufresne, Spokesman for Guinta for Congress released the following statement:
“For a former Member of Congress, particularly one who served on the Armed Services Committee, to make such light-hearted comments in response to a terrorist attack is truly troubling. The death of four Americans should never be called a ‘bump in a road.’ It is a national tragedy.
“Former Congresswoman Shea-Porter should apologize for her statements immediately.”