WASHINGTON -- Fiery Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert (Texas) hammered President Barack Obama Thursday for his response to the deaths of four Americans in Libya, suggesting the commander-in-chief handled it cavalierly and was more interested in a "whoop dee doo" campaign stop in Las Vegas.
"We have a leader who takes a minute and a half out on a big whoop dee doo campaign stop, to say 'Wait, wait wait, it's been a tough week, we've lost some people ... an ambassador. Ah, now back to the fundraising and the fun and the cheering for me,'" Gohmert said. He made the comments at an event on Captitol Hill aimed at criticizing the administration for what Gohmert and others see as rules of engagement for the military that restrict its fighting abilities.
Obama addressed the deaths of Amb. Chris Stevens and three other Americans in Benghazi, Libya, with a morning statement from the White House before flying to the campaign event. He also addressed the incident in an interview with CBS News.
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