Mo. Senator Claire McCaskill
12:13 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

McCaskill To Meet With Kerry About Security Prior To Confirmation Hearings

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On the heels of outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s testimony in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the Benghazi attack Wednesday morning, Missouri’s U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill says she will be speaking to Senator John Kerry about embassy security prior to his confirmation hearings.

During a conference call with reporters Wednesday, McCaskill said that she feels very strongly that the U.S. should not have contracted security in places where we are in conflict. She said the military should guard those embassies.

“Right now we have another problem with security at the embassy in Kabul in Afghanistan, where we have contractors that are supposed to be securing our embassy," said McCaskill. "And we’ve seen failure after failure after failure by these contracted individuals to be competent, professional and thorough. I want to make sure we don’t have another Benghazi.”

McCaskill is a member of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.