Colonel Gibson’s team is now under examination. Rep. Mike Turner (R-Ohio) wants to know what happened to. The security team was withdrawn down from 16 to 4 months before the attack.
Hicks is now commenting about the attacks and the order given to Colonel Gibson’s to stand down. Rep. Turner brings up a USA Today article that has a Pentagon claim that no stand down order was given. Hicks disagrees with that circumstance.
Hicks then answers that after he realized the stand down order he knew that him and his team would have to get through this on his own.
Rep. Connolly (D-Virgina) brings up other testimony that contradicts Thompson's testimony of being cut out of the loop. Chairman Issa says that the committee will address it in a future meeting.