Skip to comments.Speaker Boehner, find the courage to establish a Benghazi select committee
Posted on 02/06/2014 7:36:27 PM PST by smoothsailing
This morning I had a chance to visit with a former colleague, someone for whom I have the utmost respect, Virginia Representative Frank Wolf. Rep. Wolf is the author of House Resolution 36, which calls for a Benghazi select committee with subpoena powers to formally and singularly focus on the incidents surrounding the US Consulate attack in Benghazi Libya.
Rep. Wolf shared with me today that he now has 182 cosponsors, all from the House GOP. One has to ask if the Democrats are more aligned with their political party or truth? The 182 cosponsors represent approximately 80 percent of the House Republican conference, and according to former Speaker Dennis Hastert, meet the standard of the “Hastert Rule,” a majority of the majority. Yet this piece of legislation is blocked from being brought to the House floor for a vote.
Rep. Wolf and I mused — actually we both became infuriated — considering how in the State of New Jersey Democrats have established a select committee and are pursuing subpoenas against Governor Chris Christie over traffic lanes being closed. Is it possible that traffic lane closures are more important than the abandonment, murder, and lying that hangs like a dark cloud over the events of September 11, 2012? Have we become so degraded that we do not see the utterly despicable hypocrisy of the Democrats in New Jersey and the liberal progressive media?
Over the weekend, we witnessed the arrogant dismissal of President Obama, who has already referred to Benghazi as a “phony scandal, as he chided Bill OReilly, stating that Benghazi, among other nefarious actions, are just talking points driven by Fox News. The belligerence of President Obama has been enabled by a House GOP leadership reluctant to stop the diluted process of five different committees who must ask for information by way of FOIA requests. Just yesterday before a House Intelligence Committee hearing, Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, and others were asked when will someone be held responsible for the incidents surrounding Benghazi? The question was met with nearly 10 seconds of silence.
Losing an American Ambassador is not the new normal. Abandoning brave Americans to die is not the new normal. Supplying arms to Islamic terrorist and jihadists and running a covert weapons program is treasonous and represents high crimes and misdemeanors.
And liberals, just stop it. Stop telling America there is nothing there. You all know that if it were Speaker Pelosi and a Republican president, there would have been a select committee, an incessant screech calling for impeachment, and calls for imprisonment. If Democrats can become frenzied over the closing of traffic lanes and create a select committee to investigate a Republican governor, we all know what you would do in this case to a Republican President — lying hypocrites that you all are.
However, I am beginning to develop an even stronger concern about House GOP leadership, primarily Speaker John Boehner. Speaker Boehner, you know very well, your approach on this has not been effective. President Obama and Hillary Clinton, as well as the entire Democrat party are laughing at you. You have a majority of your conference supporting this select committee — explain why you do not? It cant be that resources do not exist and theres not enough time.
Here is my recommendation. Select five individuals to make up this committee, three Republican and two Democrat. We don’t need a committee of pontificators who will not get to the bottom of this. I recommend you select from House GOP Representatives Jim Jordan, Jason Chaffetz, and Trey Gowdy as head of the Select Committee. I really don’t care who the House Democrats are since they lack any integrity and concern on the matter. Theyd all be the same. If you do not want a select committee, then appoint a special investigator with subpoena powers. I would be happy to volunteer. All I ask for is a staff of five and cranberry juice.
Whether you pursue a select committee or special investigator with subpoena powers here is the initial list to be called: President Obama, Valerie Jarrett, Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice, Leon Panetta, General David Petraeus, John Brennan, Victoria Nuland, Michael Morell, General Carter Ham, General Martin Dempsey. As well, they would need to have their Chiefs of Staff prepared for subpoena and testimony. This would be a public hearing and all subpoenaed would present themselves in person before the committee.
Speaker Boehner, this should make you angry — angry at what happened in Benghazi, which cannot be the new normal. I implore you to find the courage to make the right decision and establish the select committee with subpoena powers on Benghazi, and operations in Libya. If you cannot find the courage to do so, Americans will see it as one of two things: cowardice or complicit. Neither are good, combined they are disheartening.
Speaker Boehner, Thomas Paine once stated, “These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in the crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it NOW, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.
The choice is yours, summer soldier and sunshine patriot, or will you win the love and thanks of all Americans? One thing I know, in keeping with the finest traditions of our Founding Fathers from Virginia, Representative Frank Wolf has earned the love and thanks of man and woman, especially those who lost their loved ones at Benghazi.
Boner got compromised bad. I speculate its whores but what ever— he is gone. He needs to be removed for “fire in the belly” NOW!! GET HIS BUTT OUT OF THE SPEAKERSHIP!!
It isn’t going to happen. The moment that he even thinks about posing as a threat against Obama’s agenda, everything that is secret about him is going to come out in the open.
His secrets must be deeper than just broads and booze, because I think Americans could overlook that if he showed some integrity and backbone.
As long as John Boehner is House Speaker, there will be NO Select Committee to investigate BENGHAZI or FAST & FURIOUS or the IRS Targeting of Conservative Citizens or Groups nor will there be any effort at all to stem the daily Abuses of Power committed by Obama and/or his Regime.
This is a FACT OF LIFE that we are saddled with.
The ONLY way that this is going to change, is REMOVAL of John Boehner as House Speaker.
Learn it, Love it and Accept it.
I wouldn’t bother asking that guy if he wanted anything besides another round.
Worthless—let’s not pay his salary anymore, K?
Thanks for a theme for a beautiful dream tonight!
Good night, God bless and keep you.
I just heard that he IS naming a committee. Outgoing Rep. Henry Waxman will head it. And to prove that it will be completely nonpartisan and fair, Boner told Waxman he can name the other members.
Romneycare Romneys loss in 2012 for POTUS saved Rove from TV obscurity.
Rove has more power and requests for TV face-time when the RINOs lose, and lose big.
The reason is that most low information Republican voters do not understand that the dominant RINO Wing of the Republican Party has LOST every battle with the Commie Obamacrats from McCains defeat in 2008 until now, BECAUSE of the failed RINO Political Philosophy.
IOW, as long as the low information Republican voters support the failed RINO Wing of the Republican Party, the Commie Obamacrats will continue to very easily Fundamentally change the United States of America into the Quasi-Communist Utopia that Obama, the Democrats, and the Leftstream Media want.
We Republican Conservatives thus willfully tolerate our sorry RINO Congressional Leaders at our peril, and the peril of our Republic !
The Quasi-Democrat sub-wing of the Dominant RINO Wing have been conned into the believing that the only way to compete with the Liberal Democrats is to become more Liberal in the false hope of capturing part of the Liberal Democrats voter base.
The result has been to expel the Conservative base from the Republican Party.
Boehner and McConnell have chosen to become Obamacrat RINOs, because they know that they will never be able to win any battles that Obama, Reid and Pelosi have designed,
IOW, If you cant beat them, join them.
Their RINO goal now is as follows: Get something done, because The American People want us to get something done!
To the great glee of Obama, this RINO false circular reasoning makes sense only to RINOs, Democrats, and the low information voter.
A Conservative Language restatement, (IMHO, of course), of the above failed RINO Political Philosophy in Conservative language is as follows:
* always cave in to your best friends across the aisle,
* make illegal Congressional bypass deals with the administration,
* never appoint House Special Councilors to investigate any violation of the Constitution,
* avoid standing on Principle,
* propose and support spending continuing resolutions,
* oppose Conservative filibusters,
* bad-mouth the TEA Party Wing of the Republican Party,
* and above all, do something, even if it is wrong!
The 2013 RINO Cave In by Boehner and McConnell during and after the Reid-Obama partial shutdown of the Federal Government last Fall sealed the final approval of Commie Obamacare.
Thus, Obamacare became the Litmus Test for the RINO Wing of the Republican Party.
The Hold your nose when you vote and hope for the best old argument that states:
It is better to have a RINO Republican in Congress who will always cave in to the Democrats than it is to have a Democrat in Congress is now subject to scrutiny by the impact of first FIVE YEARS of evidence from our Obamacrat Democrats and Cave In Obamacrat RINO Republicans.
It’s the ONLY explanation.
PANETTA IS THE KEY . Put him under oath .
That's because he is a gutless coward, like 99% of the stooooooopid party members.
he cant do it he is a pussy and he is bought off
Col. West has him on the call list:
“Whether you pursue a select committee or special investigator with subpoena powers here is the initial list to be called: President Obama, Valerie Jarrett, Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice, Leon Panetta, General David Petraeus, John Brennan, Victoria Nuland, Michael Morell, General Carter Ham, General Martin Dempsey. As well, they would need to have their Chiefs of Staff prepared for subpoena and testimony. This would be a public hearing and all subpoenaed would present themselves in person before the committee.”
Yeah, it should make anyone angry. But, he doesn't give a #$*!. The only thing that matters is his political career.
Never mind that good honorable men died because their cries for help were ignored.
Who really cares that the people responsible for refusing to send help are never going to be held accountable.
What difference does it make that these same people flat out to lied to the grieving families of the men killed, by saying a video caused the attack.
Whatever. Is there a cocktail party this week? He's just gotta make sure he gets invited-that's what's important. (/s)
Can’t do it! No time! Gotta push amnesty instead!
Members of the Super-Secret Select Committee will be:
You are entirely correct, my FRiend.
I don't think that he is a bad person, but he is in horribly over his head.
Think back to the sequester negotiations (and IIRC), was it not Boehner who somehow thought that the Dems would never cut the defense funding?
Mister Boehner drives a soft bargain, and does not appear to be especially well-prepared, interested in details or consequences, or interested in doing the extensive homework it takes to deal w the Dems' vast legal army.
Speaking of "courage", one hopes that the House GOPers might somehow be brave enough to elect a new SOH.
Speaker Boehner: appoint a House Special Council as Rep. Trey Gowdy (R, Sc) keeps asking for!
Obama is Law-Less because Republican “leaders” are BALL-LESS!! GROW A PAIR, JOHN!!!