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Palazzo asks for prayers at Petal breakfast

Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-4th Dist.) speaks to Petal area residents during the 21st annual Mayor's Prayer Breakfast Tuesday morning. Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-4th Dist.) speaks to Petal area residents during the 21st annual Mayor's Prayer Breakfast Tuesday morning.
PETAL, MS (WDAM) -

Fourth District Rep. Steven Palazzo asked Petal-area residents to pray for the country and President Obama during the 21st annual Mayor's Prayer Breakfast in Petal Tuesday morning.

Palazzo was the keynote speaker for the event, which also featured remarks from Petal Mayor Hal Marx.

Following his address, Palazzo answered some questions from those in attendance on issues ranging from taxes to possible spending cuts to the military.

In an interview afterwards, he reacted to Friday's resignation of former CIA director Gen. David Petraeus. Petraeus resigned as the nation's top spy chief after admitting to an extra-marital affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell.   

Palazzo said General Petraeus' resignation, while tragic, should not hamper the investigation into the Benghazi attacks two months ago. He said the focus should remain on finding out why our ambassador and three others were killed in Libya.       

"As unfortunate as these allegations of inappropriate behavior are, they're bringing the focus back to Benghazi and that's what we need," Palazzo said. "The American people deserve answers, the families of ambassador Stevens and the three Americans need answers and this president needs to hold these people accountable and if it goes all the way up to the president, the Americans need to hold this president accountable," he said. 

Palazzo won re-election easily last week.     

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