Republican House lawmakers expressed anger and sadness after watching a late night showing of “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” on Thursday.
The film recounts the 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya and the six-member annex security team who attempted to defend it. The film captures some of the controversy that is still debated in Capitol Hill hearings and deliberated behind closed doors in Washington.
House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz , who has questioned Benghazi witnesses in the past, told The Daily Caller he thought the movie was “exceptionally well done.”
“It’s 90-plus percent accurate. I wish they had another 10 hours to tell all the side stories, but those are true American heroes, and it was captured on film, and that was really well done,” Chaffetz said.
The film contends that an explicit stand-down order was given to security team members. Benghazi Select Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy said Wednesday that some witnesses told his committee that stand-down orders were given on the day of the attack. He also said some witnesses did not receive such an order.
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