Rep. Ann Kuster (D-N.H.) was asked about the so-called Benghazi conspiracy during a town hall event on Nov. 25 at the New Hampshire Jewish Federation in Manchester, N.H.
The debunked conspiracy theory that has been widely circulated by Republicans and Tea Partiers is that the Obama administration is “covering up” something about the terrorist attack that occurred on Sept. 11. 2012.
James Pindell of WMUR tweeted a link to the video (below) and claimed: "“This from @RepAnnieKuster comes across as super bad. Like viral bad.”
The video has gone viral, but Pindell didn't explain why it comes across “super bad” for Rep. Kuster, who did not indulge the false conspiracy theory.
When Rep. Kuster was asked about Benghazi during the town hall, she replied, “I’m certainly not here to talk about it, we’re here to talk about the Middle East.”
Rep. Kuster was referring to her recent trip to Israel, but ABC News reports that her response brought howls from some in the audience who yelled “Benghazi is in the Middle East!”
Libya is a north African country that is west of Egypt and is not usually referred to as a Middle Eastern country, notes ABC News.
When pressed by some angry folks in the crowd, Rep. Kuster said, “It’s a Senate thing. I don’t think we have anything about that in the House.”
According to The Washington Post, Rep. Kuster’s office released a statement today: “Like all Americans, I was horrified by the tragic attack on our Embassy in Benghazi that killed four patriotic Americans. Our focus must remain on finding those responsible, bringing them to justice, and taking every necessary step to prevent an attack like this from ever happening.”