Skip to comments.Boehner to appoint select committee on Benghazi attack
Posted on 05/02/2014 4:44:48 PM PDT by SkyPilot
Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Friday he would appoint a select House committee to expand the Republican investigation into the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012.
Boehner had resisted a push by conservatives to name a special panel to investigate the terrorist attack, but a senior leadership aide said that new emails released by the Obama administration this week were the straw that broke the camels back.
Americans learned this week that the Obama Administration is so intent on obstructing the truth about Benghazi that it is even willing to defy subpoenas issued by the standing committees of the People's House, Boehner said in a statement.
These revelations compel the House to take every possible action to ensure the American people have the truth about the terrorist attack on our consulate that killed four of our countrymen, he added.
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, Boehner said.
The Speaker called the White House's withholding of emails misleading to the public and a flagrant violation of trust [that] undermines the basic principles of oversight upon which our system of government is built.
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), a member of the Judiciary and Oversight committees, is under consideration to lead the select committee and is said to be the preferred choice of Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), officials said.
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"I will continue to protect you, my lord.
But they will throw me out if I do nothing."
The Speaker called the White House's withholding of emails ";misleading" to the public and a "flagrant violation of trust [that] undermines the basic principles of oversight upon which our system of government is built."That is bafflegab baloney. "Trust" and "oversight" are at opposite ends of the spectrum.
Boehner is probably pissed that the smoke and mirrors aren't working to plan.
It will be fun to watch Trey hammer them.
What is most abhorrent to me is that not only did Obama have the producer of this joke a video thrown in prison, Obama went before the UNITED NATIONS, lied about the cause of the Benghazi attacks, and then THREATENED ALL AMERICANS FIRST AMMENDMENT RIGHTS on camera.
That is impeachable. If not, then nothing is.
White House press secretary Jay Carney on Thursday said the email was not provided to congressional investigators because it was not explicitly about Benghazi.
I wonder how long till the White House is going after the sex lives of every Republican member of the committee, and in addition looking through the dirty laundry of every Republican staff member.
20 months later.....
* RULE 12: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.
There was a day when I would herald something like this.
I’ve seen the Republicans screw up so many investigations that I just laugh when I hear about another.
Where there’s a will there’s a way, and Boehner has all the will required.
that would be Pay-per-view TV!!!!
Hate to be the one to inform you, but the NSA is already monitoring everyone with a computer, cell phone, GPS, or with specific cable companies.
WHY?He has totally denyability - he wasn't Sec. State.
It's HILLARY who needs her feet, finally, to the fire - and NO histrionics allowed. It's HILLIARY whose actions must be known...
Geez, Boner has a deeper tan than 0dumb0’s half-black/half whitey complexion. Boner really hits the tanning booths. 0dumb0 just hits on the gay bars & bathhouses.
Bonehead should have done this long ago, why was he dragging his feet nd what special secret deal did he have with the worlds greatest liar mac daddy.
Your last cell phone calls and web searches are logged and filed.
Welcome to Obama's Amerika.
I agree - but the Republicans are feckless by any definition. They wanted to "cut spending." Fine. What did they agree to? Cut Entitlement and welfare spending?
The military is now less than 16% of the budget, yet it must "pay for" Sequester cuts of 50% of the TOTAL for the next 8 years. Military families (who have given the most to this nation) are being squeezed) while the Taker take even more.
Republicans cheered this. I am ashamed of them.
Yes, you are right that the left will target the enemy. Boehner knows this. He’s not taking the lead. He knows that Gowdy will be taking a lot of heat. Gowdy will suffer with the help of the media’s relentless attacks. Then after all of the theater, when Gowdy’s currency is down, Boehner will sit back and do nothing in the end. For now, Boehner looks like he’s being tough to appease the conservatives. Gowdy is very good. Maybe he will bring Boehner down along with Obama and Hillary. But understand that Boehner isn’t in this to bring the libs down.
Tell me, who will the spineless select be?
Someone on FR posted within the last 6 months that 1 of Boehner's grandparents was black. That was the only reference I have read about that matter.
Nearly 1 year ago (5/13/2013), his 35 y-o daughter, Lindsay, married a black Jamaican construction worker in FL - 37 y-o Dominic Lakhan. It was discussed here on FR back then.
I admit I was wrong, I though Boehner was going to do his usual shtick, which is nothing. Only over a year late, but better late than never.
I smell the whiff of impeachment in the air.
Please, God; let it be Gowdy. Please!
. . . and voters who knew that voted for his re-election anyway. Which raises serious doubts about the whole theory of democracy . . .
‘Yes, keep smiling - don’t stop - as I place these shamrocks in your pocket.
I stole them just for you. Have Me-Shell put them in your salad.
And for Pete’s sake, pay no attention to the hand doing ‘Hand Farts!’
I know it’s amusing, but reeeaally - - -