Skip to comments.Boehner Taps Gowdy to Lead Select Benghazi Panel (Official Press Release)
Posted on 05/05/2014 10:36:34 AM PDT by smoothsailing
May 5, 2014 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) announced today that he has chosen Representative Trey Gowdy (R-SC) to serve as chairman of the select committee to investigate the 2012 tragedy in Benghazi, Libya.
“With four of our countrymen killed at the hands of terrorists, the American people want answers, accountability, and justice. Trey Gowdy is as dogged, focused, and serious-minded as they come. His background as a federal prosecutor and his zeal for the truth make him the ideal person to lead this panel. I know he shares my commitment to get to the bottom of this tragedy and will not tolerate any stonewalling from the Obama administration. I plan to ensure he and his committee have the strongest authority possible to root out all the facts. This is a big job, but Rep. Gowdy has the confidence of this conference, and I know his professionalism and grit will earn him the respect of the American people.”
NOTE: Last week, in response to the release of emails showing the White House was more involved in misleading the American people than previously known and the revelation that the Obama administration had withheld these documents from a Congressional subpoena, Speaker Boehner announced that he was establishing a new select committee to investigate the events surrounding the attack on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012.
How long before the media starts trashing Gowdy?
I believe that we have a winner in Gowdy!
Good news and there’s no doubt he’ll he’s qualified for the task.
I think we can trust Gowdy, but Boner..not so much. What a weeping, weak kneed disappointment he is. :-(
Probably the best thing Boehner has ever done.
Gowdy, beware, the hounds of the media are being let loose! He will be targeted by the whores of the left.
And good for Boehner! I can finally support him 100% on something.
For once a Monday is a good day!
Stock up on popcorn!
Let’s hope he doesn’t have skeletons in the closet that can be used to dampen his efforts. I am sure people are looking for private dirt, as well as others who are offering back door bribes...
Let’s hope he is for justice...
I pray for Trey.
Wonderful! Gowdy has experience as a prosecutor and I think will keep things on track but not in any way the Dems can claim to be partisan.
Also, as far as Boehner, in many ways, he’s from a different generation. One when Dems were actually respectful and pragmatic enough to want to deal with the Republicans. The current Dems, both legislative and executive, seem to believe they have been elected to do ethnic - or at least political - cleansing. Boehner just wasn’t up to handling that, and I’m glad he has passed this off to somebody who can deal with it.
Is there a primary election this week in Ohio?