The recently revealed Benghazi emails through the Freedom of Information Act took House Speaker John Boehner a mere two days to act. He announced his intention Friday to schedule a vote creating a select committee to investigate the Benghazi attack.
White House spokesman Jay Carney may have sloughed off the press conference Thursday, but lawmakers found serious reason to pursue what amounts to abandonment of Americans in danger by their own government. Boehner strongly feels the president and his administration clearly misled the American people after September 11, 2012 attack.
Emails released this week show the White House and Obama’s handlers withheld documents from congressional investigators. Those are facts and not innuendo, as many Democrats and the mainstream media want the public to believe. Boehner said, “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," Boehner said in announcing the committee.”
The strong statement and the House’s resolve have combined to produce an energy unseen since the attack. "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,” the House speaker said.
The House will decide whether to have a select committee, which is a forgone conclusion with Republicans in the majority. That committee will investigate the attack, provide the necessary accountability and ensure justice is finally served.
No one has yet been charged with the attack that occurred over 18 months ago. Yet a New York Times reporter actually met with one of the admitted terrorists in a public cafe in Libya. How can that be? One has to wonder what this sort of news does to the grieving families of the dead Americans.
Meanwhile, Boehner attempted to halt the criticism that Benghazi has become a topic investigated to death. "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?" Boehner said with noticeable anger.
He went on to call the Obama administration’s attitude as "dismissiveness and evasion." Boehner said, "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."
Many Americans have forgotten that four Americans, including U.S. ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens were killed on Sept. 11, 2012 during a well-prepared attack including mortars and rocker propelled grenades. It was not the “spontaneous demonstration” the administration attempted to sell the nation after the attack during the presidential election.
That is no lolnger an assumption, but a known and documented fact. It is something that eludes many Obama-loving “journalists” covering the White House. For these biased Fourth Estate members, the news is more a personal embarrassment that should be ignored to protect their own future “reputations” – or what they once had and lost with their shabby reporting.
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