The question was whether or not security should have been stepped up at the U.S. Consulate before the deadly terrorist attack.
Biden said, "Well, we weren't told they wanted more
Ryan said, "There were requests for more security."
In this case, Ryan is right. Charlene R. Lamb, a deputy assistant secretary for diplomatic security, told lawmakers she refused requests for more security in Benghazi because the department wanted to train Libyans to protect the consulate.
Eric Nordstrom, the top security official in Libya earlier this year, stated he was criticized for seeking more security during conversations with Washington.