Romney: Biden contradicted sworn Libya testimony

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is accusing Vice President Joe Biden of contradicting sworn testimony by State Department officials regarding the terrorist attack that killed four Americans in Libya on the Sept. 11 anniversary.

In last night’s vice presidential debate, Biden said “we weren’t told” about requests for additional security at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. A State Department official told Congress this week that requests for extra protection there had been denied.

At a campaign event in Richmond, Va., Romney said the public has a right to know exactly what happened before the attacks. He adds that questions about it shouldn’t be brushed aside.

The White House says Biden was speaking just for the White House, for himself and the president. Spokesman Jay Carney says such security matters are handled by the State Department.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says the precise details of the Benghazi attack are still unclear. But she says the Obama administration is committed to uncovering the truth.

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