Rep. Darrell Issa Claims 'Act of Terror' is Not a 'Terrorist Attack' (Video)

| by Michael Allen
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Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) appeared on Fox News today to claim that an "act of terror" is not the same thing as a "terrorist attack" (video below).

According to ThinkProgress.org, Rep. Issa suggested President Obama somehow misled the American people buy using the phrase "act of terror" to initially describe the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya in September of 2012.

“The president sent a letter to the President of Libya where he didn’t call it a terrorist attack even when at the time the President of Libya was calling it pre-planned Sept. 11 terrorist attack,” said Rep. Issa. “The words that are being used carefully, like you just said, ‘act of terror,' an ‘act of terror’ is different than a ‘terrorist attack.’ The truth is, this was a terrorist attack, this had al Qaeda at it.”

Rep. Issa failed to mention that President Bush called the 9/11 attack an “unbelievable act of terror” on September 13, 2001 while visiting the Washington Hospital Center.

GOP nominee Mitt Romney made a similar claim during his third debate with President Obama in 2012, but was corrected by moderator Candy Crowley, reported The Guardian.

Sources: ThinkProgress.org, WhiteHouse.gov, The Guardian