President Obama fired back at critics who have accused his administration of orchestrating a cover up over the September attacks in Libya.
“I do take offense with some suggestion that in any way, we haven’t tried to make sure that the American people knew as the information was coming in what we believed,” Obama told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” in an interview that aired Monday.
In the aftermath of the attacks that killed four Americans, the administration initially sought to blame the deaths on a riot sparked by an anti-Muslim video in their public statements. The intelligence community later reversed itself, admitting the attacks were pre-planned and likely the work of terrorists or militants.
Obama vowed to hold individuals in his administration responsible at the conclusion of the investigation, if they’re found negligent.
“If we find out we that there was a big breakdown, and somebody didn’t do their job, they’ll be held accountable,” Obama said.
“Ultimately, as commander-in-chief, I’m responsible, and I don’t shy away from that responsibility. My number one responsibility is to go after the folks who did this, and we’re going to make sure we get them,” Obama said.