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September 12th, 2012
07:10 PM ET

Tonight on AC360: McCain remembers Amb. Chris Stevens

The shocking news of the assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi on Tuesday brought personal grief to those who knew U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens. The attackers killed him along with another diplomat and two State Department security officers.

Senator John McCain considered Stevens a friend and in a joint statement with Senators Lieberman and Graham called him “one of America's finest and bravest diplomats.”

Tonight Anderson Cooper asks McCain about Stevens’ work and legacy in Benghazi. They also talk about the U.S. mission in Libya, where some are concerned about the worsening security situation and al Qaeda’s growing presence.

McCain also responds to the controversy on the campaign trail that came after Mitt Romney criticized a statement released by the American Embassy in Cairo – made before the first protests happened. Romney accused the president of sympathizing with the killers.

McCain said he hasn’t paid much attention to the back-and-forth, but he told Anderson that he shares Romney’s argument that “this president is weak in his leadership.”

Watch a preview of their conversation and see more at 8 and 10 p.m. ET.


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soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Salah - libyan citizen

    Our deep condolence goes to the victim's families in this hard time and for them i say you are not alone...we werd considering Chris and the others as to be of our families.

    it was a sad day here in Libya and nothing would describe or justify this act, and what hurts most is it happened on the day of the anniversary of september 11th terrorist events.

    in the future if i had a baby boy i would name him Chris in remembrance of that brave honor man.

    September 12, 2012 at 10:09 pm |
  2. Karen

    John, my exact thoughts!

    September 12, 2012 at 9:14 pm |
  3. John

    Shame on John McCain. Call me gullible but I thought he had integrity until I saw him backing up Mitt Romney on the show tonight. Wow.

    September 12, 2012 at 8:50 pm |