GOP leadership aide says the families of the Benghazi victims are “absurd and inaccurate” in calling for a select committee to investigate the attack
As America’s Watchtower reported earlier today Allen West has sent a letter to John Boehner questioning whether he and Eric Cantor are part of the Benghazi cover-up because they know more about what happened than they are letting on.
If this story is accurate it appears as if the GOP leadership has responded to Allen West:
The unidentified aide would work for either Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor, or Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, per the Examiner’s identification.
Pat Smith, the mother of murdered Foreign Service Officer Sean Smith, and Charles Woods, the father of murdered security officer Tyrone Woods, along with Smith’s uncle Michael Ingmire, joined scores of conservative movement leaders in demanding Boehner install a select committee.
A bill that would do so is sitting in the House with 179 cosponsors including lead sponsor Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA), more than a substantial majority of the House GOP conference. Boehner, Cantor, and McCarthy will not schedule a vote on the matter, despite overwhelming support from the conservative movement, victims’ families, the American people, and the GOP conference.
Instead, an anonymous House GOP leadership aide responded to Monday’s letter, which was exclusively reported by Breitbart News, to the Washington Examiner’s Paul Bedardby accusing the coalition writing the letter of making false statements in the letter regarding the GOP leadership’s incapacity to lead an investigation into Benghazi.
“These complaints are absurd and factually inaccurate,” the anonymous GOP leadership aide said. “The committees’ efforts are coordinated by a full-time leadership staffer, administration witnesses have testified publicly and privately, and the committees have both professional investigators and subpoena authority.”
I guess we now know which side the Republican leadership is on. We have to take this for what it is worth considering the fact that this is an unnamed source, but I for one believe the only thing absurd with the story is the fact that the GOP leadership seems unwilling to turn this case over to a select committee. What are they hiding…..