A House hearing Wednesday brought witness testimony from State Department whistle-blowers on the attacks in Benghazi, Libya out to the public. A former diplomat in Libya testified about chaos after the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Bengazi, on September 11, 2012.
FOX News Radio's Jared Halpern reports from Capitol Hill:
Dozens of militants stormed a U.S. compound in Benghazi, setting fires, armed with fierce weaponry.
(Hicks) "Shortly after they arrived at the annex, the mortars came in."
Gregory Hicks, the second ranking diplomat in Libya that night, responded from the Embassy in Tripoli, telling the House Oversight Committee he knew then this was the work of a terror group, saying he was stunned when he heard a demonstration blamed.
(Hicks) "The sense I got was that I needed to stop the line of questioning."
Hicks says he's since been demoted to desk duty. The State Department strongly denies blocking anyone from speaking.
On Capitol Hill, Jared Halpern, FOX News Radio.
WATCH highlights from the House hearing: