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Allen West Joins Call for Benghazi Select Committee
US News & World Report ^ | 5-2-2013 | Elizabeth Flock

Posted on 05/02/2013 11:06:29 AM PDT by smoothsailing

May 2, 2013

Allen West Joins Call for Benghazi Select Committee

by Elizabeth Flock

Over the past few months, 135 Republican lawmakers, or "a majority of the majority," have said a select committee is needed to further investigate the 9/11 attacks on Benghazi, Libya.

Now, that committee has the support of a very vocal former lawmaker, too. Tea partier Allen West, who represented Florida in Congress before he narrowly lost his seat to a Democratic challenger last November, sent a letter Thursday night to Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., who introduced legislation for a select committee. In the letter, shared with Whispers, West writes:

As a former Member of Congress who also served in uniform, I know how important it is that we learn the truth about why military support was never sent to the Americans under fire at the U.S. annex in Benghazi last September.... We owe it to the families of the four victims and the survivors -- some of whom sustained serious injuries and were still at Walter Reed hospital months after the attack -- to fully investigate this terrorist attack and the Obama Administration's questionable response in the days and weeks that followed.

House committees released an "interim progress report" on Benghazi last Wednesday, but a number of Republican lawmakers said the report raised more questions than gave answers – and some even alleged a government cover-up.

That theory was further fueled by a report given to Fox News this week by Victoria Toensing, a high-powered GOP lawyer representing a State Department employee who was in Benghazi. Toensing said her client was threatened by the Obama administration not to speak out.

On May 8, the House is scheduled to hold a hearing to "examine evidence that Obama Administration officials have attempted to suppress information about errors and reckless misjudgments." Eyewitnesses to the Benghazi attack are expected to testify.

In his letter, West urges the Republicans who have not yet expressed support for a House committee to get on board before the hearing because "it's time... to ensure the families of the victims and the American people get the answers they deserve."


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi

1 posted on 05/02/2013 11:06:29 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

The only thing I want to hear from Alan West is an explanation as to why he voted to expand the billions in reparation fraud pigford program,this is an impeachable issue by itself.


2 posted on 05/02/2013 11:11:51 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: smoothsailing

Here is Allen West’s new website

http://www.nextgeneration.tv/


3 posted on 05/02/2013 11:12:14 AM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: smoothsailing

Benghazi Whistleblower Bombshell: Obama & Kerry Aware that State Dept. Obstructing Investigation

http://www.nextgeneration.tv/?cmd=mpg&load=8285&mpid=517


4 posted on 05/02/2013 11:13:37 AM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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Complete West Letter...

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From the desk of…

ALLEN B. WEST

May 1, 2013

The Honorable Frank Wolf 233 Cannon Building Washington, DC 20515

Dear Congressman Wolf,

I write to share my support for H. Res. 36, which would create a House Select Committee on the Terrorist Attack in Benghazi. With 135 Republican cosponsors, the bill now has a “majority of the majority” and it’s time for House leadership to advance it. The threshold for the Select Committee has been crossed, and it’s time for a vote.

As a former Member of Congress who also served in uniform, I know how important it is that we learn the truth about why military support was never sent to the Americans under fire at the U.S. annex in Benghazi last September. Over the last month, more than 700 former Special Operations members signed letters endorsing the Select Committee. We owe it to the families of the four victims and the survivors — some of whom sustained serious injuries and were still at Walter Reed hospital months after the attack — to fully investigate this terrorist attack and the Obama Administration’s questionable response in the days and weeks that followed.

Although the “interim progress report” released by the House committees last week was a positive step, it did not answer many of the questions that should have been answered after 8 months of investigation. In fact, the report raised even more questions that merit further investigation. As an Army officer, I learned the integral principles of war, unity of effort and unity of command. Having a singular select committee on the Benghazi issue requires adherence to those two fundamentals.

I urge the remaining Republicans who have not yet cosponsored to sign on to H. Res 36 when the House returns next week. After 8 months, it’s time for a Select Committee to ensure the families of the victims and the American people get the answers they deserve.

Steadfast and Loyal,

Allen B. West

Lieutenant Colonel (US Army, Ret)

Member of Congress (2011-2013)

( Hat tip to Tom O'Halloran.com)

5 posted on 05/02/2013 11:16:25 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Weeper of the House, John Boehner is already on record as opposing ANY Select Committee on Benghazi.


6 posted on 05/02/2013 11:18:39 AM PDT by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: ballplayer

You may be able to get a message to him here...

http://www.allenwestfoundation.org/contact


7 posted on 05/02/2013 11:23:42 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: tsowellfan

Also...

http://www.allenwestfoundation.org/contact


8 posted on 05/02/2013 11:25:33 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Video: Allen West on How to Successfully Prosecute the Boston Marathon Bomber

http://youtu.be/BXnM9JHHP_0


9 posted on 05/02/2013 11:27:24 AM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: Howie66

He is a spineless coward and should NEVER have been in leadership. He has never seen a liberal @ss he didn’t WANT to kiss.

boner, McCarthy, McCain and grahamnasty are all the same WORTHLESS, spineless liberal butt lickers.


10 posted on 05/02/2013 11:40:26 AM PDT by Chainsawj
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
Allen West on Benghazi.

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


Benghazi Index

11 posted on 05/02/2013 11:40:40 AM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: smoothsailing

Thanks,I sent him an e-mail


12 posted on 05/02/2013 11:42:58 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: smoothsailing

YUP! Them thar “select committees” do a bang-up job of gettin’ the truth out.

I’m sure y’all remember the wonderful job the 9/11 c0mmission did.

I’ll bet a Benghazi commission will be just as good.

(Roccus walks away shaking head)


13 posted on 05/02/2013 11:54:58 AM PDT by Roccus
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Stop these sociopaths!

FR is funded solely by the freedom loving folks who love and use it.

14 posted on 05/02/2013 11:57:02 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: smoothsailing

Benghazi’s Smoking Gun? Only President Can Give ‘Cross-Border Authority’

Sending additional forces into a foreign country always requires the president’s approval. He was either absent, or refused “CBA”.
by
Matt Bracken
November 2, 2012


15 posted on 05/02/2013 12:49:15 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: ballplayer
Posted previously on FR, FWIW to you...

Allen West explains Pigford vote the right scoop

Allen West says that he didn’t do enough due diligence on the Pigford amendment and says he may have to take this one ‘in the shorts’:

16 posted on 05/02/2013 12:55:26 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: Chainsawj

I could not agree more with your assessment.

You don’t know how many times that I called my Congresspuke Pete Olson to tell him NOT to vote to keep Boehner as House Weeper. Olson is cut from the same cloth as Boehner.

A total waste of dna.


17 posted on 05/02/2013 1:46:18 PM PDT by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: Howie66

“Weeper of the House, John Boehner is already on record as opposing ANY Select Committee on Benghazi.”

There should be a Select Committee investigating Boehner’s incompetence!


18 posted on 05/02/2013 1:50:30 PM PDT by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)
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To: Howie66

Yep, some how I got on Olson’s mailing list for Congress luncheons. He’s hosted Boehner fundraising luncheons numerous times. No thanks.


19 posted on 05/02/2013 1:50:47 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: MestaMachine

MM, please put me on the ping list. Thank you!


20 posted on 05/02/2013 1:52:04 PM PDT by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)
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To: Batman11

We don’t need a Select Committee for that, neighbor.

Boehner’s incompetence is as obvious as the ass on the First Wookie. Couldn’t miss it if you tried.


21 posted on 05/02/2013 3:03:26 PM PDT by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: Jane Long

Pete Olson is as big a disappointment as I have ever seen in Congress. I can’t wait to see him tossed out in the 2014 primary race. I am committed to seeing to it that that happens.

I told his office staff that the other day.

They asked me “What would you have him do?”

I replied that he needed to note of TED CRUZ and stop being a SQUISH.

Though they didn’t hang up on me, I doubt that my message will get through.


22 posted on 05/02/2013 3:08:33 PM PDT by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: Jane Long

Thanks for that link. I appreciate you putting that up. I’m glad he rethought his ideas on that. What are your thoughts Regarding West voting ‘AYE’/for the Anti-American Nazi Germany type NDAA thing? (Indefinite detention of American citizens on our own soil by our own military with no due process required all on the say so of the Feds on who is a ‘terrorist’). West was my No. 1 favorite to be VP in 2016, with Sarah as Prez. but this AYE vote of his on NDAA changed my mind fast. Is there any ‘walk back’ of that NDAA AYE vote yet from West that you know of? (So far, I can’t find anything). I do not want to give up on him yet but the NDAA is the worst thing ever foisted on the American people. To be able to be picked off of the street, no attorney, no trial, no judge etc. etc. is pure Nazi stuff. No true Conservative should/could/would vote for it.


23 posted on 05/02/2013 3:23:36 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: smoothsailing

Sure, after Fox News and Katy Pavlich did all the hard labor...


24 posted on 05/02/2013 4:18:58 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: ballplayer
The only thing I want to hear from Alan West is an explanation as to why he voted to expand the billions in reparation fraud pigford program,this is an impeachable issue by itself.

Then maybe you should start a separate thread? And leave this one for the subject posted?

25 posted on 05/02/2013 6:15:17 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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