U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) had introduced a resolution, S.R. 225, to create a joint select committee to investigate the Benghazi attacks and had requested unanimous consent to introduce and pass the resolution, but was denied by U.S. Senate Democrats, Cruz said on Thursday.
The resolution, S.R. 225 was designed to create such a committee to get answers to what happened on the night of September 11, 2012, in which Islamic terrorists attacked the Benghazi, Libya U.S. Consulate which resulted in the deaths of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three others, including two Navy Seals.
The resolution summary reads, “To express the sense of the Senate that Congress should establish a joint select committee to investigate and report on the attack on the United States diplomatic facility and American personnel in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012.”
Cruz said, “On September 11, 2012, four Americans were brutally murdered in a terrorist attack against our embassy in Benghazi and one year later, there has still been no action of reprisal and no justice rendered upon the assailants.” Failure to hold accountable the perpetrators of this vicious attack will leave terrorists around the world with the impression that they can kill Americans and escape the consequences, increasing the likelihood of future attacks.”
Adding more to the Benghazi scandal, the Ulsterman Report last week released a scathing new report that the Obama State Department, under then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, knew and had ignored the Benghazi security risks and questions are now being raised as to why those security risks were never corrected.
Ulsterman said, “What if the alarmingly reduced security presence in Benghazi was a necessity given the illegal arms dealing going to and from that location facilitated in part by the Obama administration? Subsequent reports have already indicated hundreds of surface to air missiles went “missing” from weapons storage facilities in the area.”
“Is it possible other weapons, perhaps even chemical weapons, went missing to, a relocation effort that required as few eyes and ears on the ground as possible to ensure success?”
Despite numerous reports of arms deals, weapons transfers to Al-Qaeda and the Syrian rebels, and possible criminal acts by the Obama administration and the State Department, in Benghazi, Libya, the Democrats and the Obama administration continue to stonewall the Benghazi investigation and Sen. Cruz is echoing what many are demanding with his resolution.
“Failure to hold accountable the perpetrators of this vicious attack will leave terrorists around the world with the impression that they can kill Americans and escape the consequences, increasing the likelihood of future attacks,” said Cruz.
“The American people deserve to have a complete account from their government of the events in Benghazi before, during, and after the attack.”