WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior House Democrat wants Republicans to retract a report blaming former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton for security deficiencies before the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya.
Congressman Elijah Cummings is asking House Speaker John Boehner to retract the report. Cummings sent a letter to Boehner Thursday saying the report misrepresents an important document and suggests Clinton lied to Congress.
The Republican report said an April 2012 cable bearing Clinton’s signature acknowledged a request for more security at the mission in Benghazi, yet allowed further reductions.
Cummings says the cable does not bear Clinton’s signature. He said Clinton’s typed name is at the bottom, just as on thousands of other State Department cables.
The terrorist attack last September killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.