Steve King: Benghazi Cover-Up ‘Surpasses Watergate’

May 17, 2013 9:49 am

Count Rep. Steve King (R-IA) among those who thinks the purported government “cover-up” of the attack in Benghazi, Libya is worse than the mother of all American political scandals that ultimately derailed the presidency of Richard Nixon.

“The Obama administration’s cover-up of the September 11, 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack surpasses Watergate,” King wrote in an op-ed published Friday in US News.

King said that White House press secretary Jay Carney’s description of the edits made to talking points used by government officials after the attack hearkened back to former Nixon spokesman Ron Ziegler’s characterization of the Watergate break-in as a “third-rate burglary attempt.” 

Journalist Bob Woodward, who helped break the Watergate scandal, said Friday that he saw similarities between Benghazi and Watergate, while John Dean, who served as White House counsel under Nixon, rejected those comparisons.

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