Skip to comments.BOEHNER FINALLY CAVES, WILL APPOINT SPECIAL COMMITTEE
Posted on 05/02/2014 10:24:38 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
After more than a year of resisting the calls of a vast majority of his conference, Speaker John Boehner is relenting and forming a special committee to investigate the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya and resulting scandal.
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 in a statement announcing the decision.
The new emails released this week were the straw that broke the camels back, a senior GOP leadership aide said. The Speaker was furious to learn that the administration withheld relevant documents from a congressional subpoena. Hes sick and tired of this evasion and obstruction from the administration, and wants a solution to finally force accountability, get the truth, and provide justice.
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon had also waged a high-profile battle against an oversight committee hearing yesterday, undermining the notion that the five committees investigating the issue were working together, Republicans close to the matter said.
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) is under consideration to chair the special panel...
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A Special Prosecutor would be BETTER...but we will take this because we probably wont get that.
Popcorn was just added to my grocery list.
all that will happen is that this will provide a vehicle for whitewashing the whole thing. i seriously doubt the republicans will accomplish anything else here
Boner is heap big trouble with his big eared golfing buddie.
Jim, it must be reelection time.
It’s not a done deal yet!
“In light of these new developments, the House will vote to establish a new select committee to investigate the attack, provide the necessary accountability, and ensure justice is finally served,” he said in a statement.
Boehner has long faced pressured from rank-and-file members for months to form such a panel to probe the attacks which killed four Americans including a U.S. ambassador, and until now had resisted. Fox News is told the speaker made the decision Thursday to go forward with a vote. The committee is expected to be bipartisan, and Fox News is told Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., is among those being considered to lead it.
The committee would still have to be approved on the House floor.
Krauthammers Take: New Benghazi E-mail Akin to Discovery of Nixon Tapes
NRO May 1, 2014
It is appalling that President Obama never was in the Situation Room the night of September 11, 2012, as our ambassador to Libya and three other men were being attacked, captured, and eventually killed after being dragged through the streets of Benghazi and tortured in hideous fashion.
Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta, said that he: Could not put forces at risk in order to rescue our men who were under Muslim terrorist attack in Benghazi.
An article in the Prague newspaper, Prager Zeitungon hit the bulls-eye:
The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the prince of fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools, such as those who made him their President.
If Trey Gowdy Chairs the Congress Select Committee to investigate Benghazi, this scandal will prove to be much worse than Watergate.
I like Gowdy, if he's appointed, he's gonna do what we in the Army fondly refered to as kicking ass and taking names.........too bad it took so damn long.
But then again, maybe it's timely.....
He is like a stopped watch...
If Trey Goudy is picked, we will know Bonehead is serious.
If not, it is just a campaign tool by Bonehead and the GOP.
Trey Gowdy is pretty good.
Hillary won’t remember anything......”I have no recall...blah, blah, blah...”
The new emails released this week were the straw that broke the camels back
Not the Benghazi emails obtained by Judicial Watch -- Crybaby Johnny couldn't care less about those -- the emails from Frank Luntz and other Republican pollsters showing that Boehner's Speakership will be in serious jeopardy if any actual conservative Republicans are elected to the House.
Maybe if he cries, Obama will forgive him.