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Kudlow: Shouldn’t Benghazi Attack Stop with Obama?

President Obama announced a reversal of his administration's health care rule requiring religious employers to provide women free access to contraception.
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"I take responsibility, " said the Secretary of State in a television interview referring to the attacks in Libya.

"I'm responsible for the State Department – the President and Vice President would not be knowledgeable about decisions made by security professionals."

Larry Kudlow believes the comments are another sign that President Obama is ultimately looking for Hillary Clinton to take the blame for a possibly Libya cover-up.

And Kudlow doesn't like it. In fact he finds developments nothing short of offense.

"Will Obama ever man up and ever take responsibility for what happened?" asked Larry Kudlow.

"What we need to know is who told Ambassador Susan Rice to go onto news shows and tell the public that the attacks were spontaneous."

That, Larry Kudlow says, is at the heart of the matter.

Former Vermont Governor However Dean calls Kudlow's outrage, 'right wing nonsense' and charged the GOP is trying to create a scandal where none exists.

"That's BS and unpatriotic, " Dean said.

Over the past days and weeks, Republicans have charged that the administration deliberately misled the public about the Libya attack - that they knew the attack was an act of terrorism but said it was sparked by a controversial film - in an effort to cover-up an al-Qaeda comeback in Libya.

"The Benghazi business is going to be one of the deciding factors in the election, " insisted Larry Kudlow. "And in my opinion the administration's story doesn't hang together."

The White House has, in the past, denied any intentional cover-up and counters that it has been completely transparent – providing its best intelligence on the attack, and then refining it as more information came to light.

The FBI is still investigating the attack. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also has named a State Department review panel to look into the security arrangements in Libya.

On September 11, 2012 Ambassador, Christopher Stevens, and the other Americans were killed after Islamist gunmen attacked the U.S. consulate and a safe house refuge in Benghazi.

Tune in: "The Kudlow Report " airs weeknights at 7 p.m. ET.

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