Speaker John Boehner announced on Friday that the House will vote on establishing a select committee to investigate and find out the truth about the Benghazi attacks and “ensure justice is finally served.” This comes on the heels of newly released emails that raised additional questions about the White House’s response. Of course, the House still needs to vote to approve the committee but with the Republican majority, the measure should pass with ease.
Source: Universal Free Press
Boehner said in a 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.”
Republicans believe those emails should have been handed over to Congress many months ago. Boehner is also recommending that Rep. Trey Gowdy (South Carolina) lead the committee.
All I can say about this situation is… It’s about time!
The recent emails included then-deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes discussing a “prep call” with Susan Rice, who was the U.N. ambassador at the time. The emails suggest that the White House had a hand in developing Rice’s talking points to deal with the media about the attacks.
Additionally on Friday, Rep. Darrell Issa, Republican chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, issued a subpoena for Secretary of State John Kerry to testify at the upcoming May 21 hearing about the deadly attacks. Issa wants answers from Kerry about why the emails obtained this week by Judicial Watch were omitted from the Benghazi documents that were subpoenaed back in August.
Check out The Blaze for more details on the special Benghazi committee and all the continued obstruction by the Obama administration.