Embassy Attacks

GOP Lawmakers Angry over Administration's Libya Account

Send letter to Obama "disturbed" by initial statements saying movie protests were responsible for assault

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Eight House GOP committee chairmen on Wednesday demanded a new briefing "as soon as possible" from the Obama administration on the Libyan consulate attack in Benghazi that left U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens dead.

The eight lawmakers scolded the administration for its account of the attack, saying in a letter to President Obama that they were "disturbed" by statements indicating the attack evolved out of a protest of an anti-Islamic video.

The letter said statements by administration officials "would lead the American public to believe this attack was a protest gone wrong, rather than what it truly was – a terrorist attack on the United States on the anniversary of 9/11."