The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said Sunday there was "gross negligence" in the handling of security for the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
"Well, it's very clear to me...that the intelligence was right about the threats in Benghazi," Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) said on CBS's "Face the Nation." "Now, they didn't know the specific day and the specific event, but all of the threat [streams] were right. What went wrong was that the policy and decision makers at the Department of State did not make the right security call, and I argue it's gross negligence."
He charged that Ambassador Chris Stevens and the other Americans who died in the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S.Consulate in Benghazi didn't have adequate security and that "somebody should be held accountable."
"Somebody was absolutely negligent in not providing the right security to the ambassador and the employees that lost their lives that day," Rogers said. "And somebody should be held accountable for that and we shouldn't walk away from that."