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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Rep. Kelly Discusses Benghazi and U.N. ATT Controversies on Fox & Friends
WASHINGTON, DC — Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA), a national leader in the movement to oppose the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), appeared on Fox & Friends on Fox News Channel yesterday morning to discuss both his petition to oppose the ATT as well as unanswered questions about the Benghazi terrorist attack. Below are highlights from the interview:
Rep. Kelly on the lack of transparency from the Obama administration regarding the Benghazi attack:
“I’ve heard from people who really weren’t there, but I’ve never heard from the people who actually were there. … I’d like to hear from those survivors. I would like for them to come forward and be able to tell their story in front of the American people so we really find out what happened.”
“It’s either a tremendous incompetence on the Department of State and our Secretary of State or something else that maybe we don’t understand. But this is bad stuff and it should have been handled much, much earlier than this – but there was an election in the way.”
Rep. Kelly leads national opposition to the dangerous U.N. Arms Trade Treaty:
“As a private citizen, [I] have a site called the ATTpetition.com, which allows American citizens to weigh in. … This allows the American people to weigh in on what I think is a very dangerous treaty. … It’s an American issue.”
“It is very clear from this administration, this president, that he has a global vision. Why the United States of America – the strongest defender of freedom and liberty – would ever sit at the table with people like Cuba, Syria, and Iran to come up with an arms policy or trade policy… absolutely bad.”
The U.N. Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) has elicited warnings from numerous legal and foreign policy experts who agree that the treaty, as drafted, poses significant threats to the Second Amendment rights of U.S. citizens, the nation’s domestic defense manufacturing base, and America’s ability to protect and assist our allies including the Republic of China (Taiwan) and the State of Israel.
On March 13, 2013, Rep. Kelly introduced H. Con. Res. 23, a bipartisan concurrent resolution to oppose the ATT in the House of Representatives with 122 original co-sponsors. As a private citizen, he also created an online petition to stop the ATT which has currently garnered more than 20,000 supporters.