Attorney General Eric Holder today said criticism of the Obama administration’s decision to try a Benghazi terror suspect in a civilian court is “purely political.” Holder, interviewed on ABC’s “This Week,” added: “I think it’s time for us to get beyond this point.”
Earlier this month, the administration came under fire for plans to bypassing a military trial for Ahmed Abu Khattala, suspected ringleader of the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks on U.S. facilities i n Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.
Pressed on why it took the administration nearly two years to capture a suspect who had publicly dined with Western journalists, Holder deflected. “I don’t think that he would have had a cup of coffee with a couple of FBI agents or members of our military,” he said. Watch the video for the full exchange.