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(December 9, 2013) - At a recent event in New Hampshire, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02), who seemed clueless on the issue, dodged a question regarding the attacks in Benghazi that resulted in the deaths of four Americans. When pressed further, she explained that her reason for refusing to answer questions on Benghazi was because she "was not [there] to talk about it. We're here to talk about the Middle East."
It is important to note that the State Department has long included Benghazi, Libya a part of Near East Affairs, which covers the Middle East and North Africa.
Video of her refusal to answer the question can be viewed here.
It is also significant that there is a House Resolution, HR. 36, that Rep. Kuster is unaware of, which would create a Select Committee to investigate Benghazi.
Derek Dufresne, Spokesman for Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire, released the following statement:
"The fact that Rep. Annie Kuster refuses to respond to questions about an event that resulted in the death of four Americans is indefensible. In addition, it also raises serious questions as to whether her seemingly puddle deep understanding of the attack in Benghazi extends to all foreign policy issues.
"Since being sworn into office, Rep. Annie Kuster has refused to host a Town Hall meeting to discuss the important issues facing our country with her constituents. Her abysmal attempt to dodge questions from Granite Staters regarding an attack in Benghazi is likely why she hides from any public forums, however that is no excuse. Residents of New Hampshire's 2nd Congressional District deserve to know if their congresswoman actually understands the issues she votes on."