Oh Yes They Are: Despite Opposition From Democrats, House Officially Establishes Benghazi Committee

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For The Daily CallerAlex Pappas reports: It’s official: There is now a special Benghazi committee in the House of Representatives.01-eric-cantor

“This obfuscation and refusal to come clean to Congress has left us as well as the people of this country wondering what else is the White House hiding?”

— House majority leader Eric Cantor

Lawmakers in the House passed a bill on Thursday to establish the new committee to investigate the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya that left four Americans dead, including Chris Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya.

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Last week, Speaker of the House John Boehner ordered the establishment of the committee to investigate the attacks. On Monday, Boehner announced that he is tapping South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy to serve as chairman of the select committee hearings.

The establishment of the committee comes after months of encouragement from Republicans.

Boehner long resisted these calls from members of his party to establish a select committee but gave in after emails released last week indicated that the White House played a bigger role than previously admitted in crafting the now-debunked initial talking points on the attacks.

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“After ignoring for nearly a year a lawful Congressional subpoena, the White House – under court order – finally released e-mails showing that Administration officials deliberately and deceptively misled Americans, claiming the attack in Benghazi was the result of an offensive internet video, rather than the product of a failed foreign policy that allowed radical Islamic terrorists to flourish in post-Qaddafi Libya.”

House majority leader Eric Cantor said on Thursday….(read more)

The Daily Caller


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