There are not one but three events around the Capitol today to memorialize the four Americans murdered in Benghazi one year ago. They started with a 10 a.m. press conference asking for a select committee to investigate this; they continued with a rally on the West Lawn. Not to focus too much attention on optics, but it was a fairly shambolic affair, with the hundred or so protesters unsure of when the events would start. Noon? Half-past? When the "Million Muslim March" arrived at the Capitol from Pennsylvania Avenue?
It ended up starting shortly before 1, and it looked like this:
The lawn didn't fill much more than that; a dozen or so people hid out in the shade (it's 90 degrees today, and humid), off camera. As to what was said, I'll have more on that later.