Senator Blunt says the attack on the American Consulate in Libya is reminiscent of other attacks that have resulted in loss of life and loss of control. Jessica Machetta reports.
An elite group of U.S. Marines is now in Tripoli following a mob attack that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans. That followed a violent protest at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo. Senator Blunt says regaining control is priority one.
Blunt says he’s working on legislation he tried to pass in 2002 that takes care of the families of the victims. His work ten years ago came about after embassy victims in Kenya and Tanzania.
All of them are believed to be linked to Muslim extremists. The attack this week was in response to an anti-Islamic movie, which Blunt calls unacceptable.
Blunt says the victims this time do not have Missouri ties … not so with previous attacks.
U.S. officials are investigating whether the violence in Libya happened on 9-11 for a reason However, the attack followed a violent protest at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo over an anti-Muslim film … and the motivation for the attack in Benghazi is still under investigation.
AUDIO: Jessica Machetta reports (1:17)