Video: Perry Confuses Libya With Lebanon in Speech

The Texas Tribune Festival 2012 Opening Session: A conversation with Gov. Rick Perry and Evan Smith, Sept. 21, 2012.
The Texas Tribune Festival 2012 Opening Session: A conversation with Gov. Rick Perry and Evan Smith, Sept. 21, 2012.

In his prepared remarks at the Faith & Freedom Coalition 2013 conference on Saturday in Washington, D.C., Gov. Rick Perry had another "oops" moment when he mistakenly said last year's deadly attack on the American consulate in Benghazi happened in Lebanon, not Libya.

In this excerpt of his speech, Perry tells the crowd of conservatives that he fears an administration that's not willing to "make one phone call to save our men and women in an embassy in Lebanon."

He goes onto say that Republicans should be the party of principles and compassion, "not fear-mongering," and to "smile when you disagree with a liberal."

 

Texas Tribune donors or members may be quoted or mentioned in our stories, or may be the subject of them. For a complete list of contributors, click here.