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John Boehner will form a select committee to investigate Benghazi

May 2, 2014

  With the emails which were released earlier this week that appear to show the White House purposely mislead the American people about the attack in Benghazi which left Chris Stevens, Glen Doherty, Sean Smith, and Tyrone Woods dead–despite claiming all along it was the intelligence community which drafted the talking points–it looks as though this scandal has finally reached a point where John Boehner is forced to act.

  Today John Boehner has announced the House will be forming a select committee to look into the scandal. Here is the full announcement:

WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) is announcing today that he intends for the House to vote to create a new select committee to investigate the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya that killed four Americans. He released the following statement:

Americans learned this week that the Obama Administration is so intent on obstructing the truth about Benghazi that it is even willing to defy subpoenas issued by the standing committees of the People’s House.  These revelations compel the House to take every possible action to ensure the American people have the truth about the terrorist attack on our consulate that killed four of our countrymen.  In light of these new developments, the House will vote to establish a new select committee to investigate the attack, provide the necessary accountability, and ensure justice is finally served.

“The administration’s withholding of documents – emails showing greater White House involvement in misleading the American people – is a flagrant violation of trust and undermines the basic principles of oversight upon which our system of government is built.  And it forces us to ask the question, what else about Benghazi is the Obama administration still hiding from the American people?

“The House committees that have been investigating this attack have done extraordinary work, using their subpoena power, holding dozens of hearings, and conducting hundreds of interviews.  Without this work we would not know much that we do today.  But it’s clear that questions remain, and the administration still does not respect the authority of Congress to provide proper oversight.  This dismissiveness and evasion requires us to elevate the investigation to a new level.  I intend for this select committee to have robust authority, and I will expect it to work quickly to get answers for the American people and the families of the victims.

“Four Americans died at the hands of terrorists nearly 20 months ago, and we are still missing answers, accountability, and justice.  It’s time that change.”

  All I can say at this point is; it is about time! However we still need to see who ends up on this committee before we get too excited. Sorry, but I do not trust John Boehner in the least. 

11 Comments leave one →
  1. May 2, 2014 3:16 pm

    Reblogged this on U.S. Constitutional Free Press.


  2. May 2, 2014 3:20 pm

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  3. MaddMedic permalink
    May 2, 2014 6:09 pm

    Reblogged this on Freedom Is Just Another Word… and commented:
    About time…


  4. Bruce permalink
    May 2, 2014 6:51 pm

    This is the type of investigation we have been asking for since 9-11-12, but I have absolutely no illusion that this will succeed. And you can bet the farm that this will be a wonderful opportunity for the Pelosi-raptor and Dingy-harry to rally the base.
    But dude, this just might make her royal Highness Hill-a-beans give up her run. That will divide the left, and then, we might have a shot.


    • May 2, 2014 7:02 pm

      Dude, what difference does it make?


      • Bruce permalink
        May 2, 2014 11:03 pm

        Your right Steve. After all, it was 2 whole years ago. Hasn’t there been, like, a million new apps out since then?


      • May 3, 2014 7:42 am

        Yeah there has been and of course we all know that is much more important! 😉


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