|Posted by WTPOV Core Team on January 29, 2014 at 4:40 PM|
(Open letter on Benghazi)
Many prominent people are calling for a Select Committee to investigate Benghazi on behalf of the families of Ambassador Christopher Stephens, U.S. Foreign Service Officer Sean Smith, Security Officers Glen Doherty and Ty Woods. These families and the American people deserve to be told the truth about the events surrounding the assault on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya on Sept. 11, 2012.
One hundred seventy-nine Congressional Representatives co-sponsored House Res. 36 offered by Congressman Frank Wolf (R-VA) which would create a Select Committee to investigate the Benghazi attack. Twenty four Senators introduced Senate Res. 225 calling for a Congressional Joint Select Committee. Congressman Devin Nunes (R-CA) sent a letter to House Speaker, John Boehner on November 6, 2013 containing his “most critical outstanding questions” about Benghazi and these questions remain open. Additionally, on January 6, 2014 seventy seven distinguished signatories including MG Paul E Vallely, Chairman of Stand Up America US sent a letter to Speaker Boehner outlining why a Select Committee on Benghazi must be appointed.
We The People-Ohio Valley endorse and support the letter from Stand Up America US and demand answers to the many questions about the Benghazi attack. Five standing committees have inquired about various aspects of the Benghazi attack and their combined incoherent results have intentionally or unintentionally muddied the waters of what should be a serious investigation with professional investigators. The people deserve better than the disjointed ambiguous excuse for results that have failed the families of the fallen. There is well documented evidence indicating the American people have been lied to about the fatal attack in Benghazi, Libya. Why is this evidence being swept under the rug?
A clear majority of the American people have had enough foot dragging and lax oversight concerning the actions of this lawless Administration. Mr. Boehner has offered only tepid opposition to unchecked misconduct including a botched Fast and Furious inquiry, unanswered NSA snooping concerns, illegal seizure of thousands of AP reporter records, failing to investigate proven IRS abuse-of-power, shameful inaction on Benghazi and more. Certainly more than one Select Committee is warranted considering this Administration’s unprecedented abuse of power and obstruction tactics. Who exactly is being served by this mediocre approach to governance Mr. Speaker?
The Speaker of the House is the only person who has the power to appoint a Congressional Select Committee with professional investigators. It is time for the Speaker to admit that his Standing Committee efforts have failed and appoint a Select Committee to finally get started on a serious investigation. Is the Speaker aware of his constitutional oversight responsibilities? We remind Speaker Boehner that historical evidence has repeatedly confirmed when insufficient opposition exists, there is tyranny. The American people and the families of the fallen deserve the truth Mr. Speaker.
We The People, Sir, have had enough!
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