Skip to comments.Kerry consents to testify about the Benghazi Massacre aftermath
Posted on 05/23/2014 7:03:32 PM PDT by smoothsailing
May 23, 2014
The U.S. State Department on Friday notified the members of the House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee that Secretary of State -- and former Massachusetts Democrat U.S. Senator -- John Kerry will testify sometime during the month of June regarding what he knows about the Benghazi massacre at the hands of terrorists on Sept. 11, 2012.
Harf said that the State Department believed "there are more appropriate witnesses" to discuss the incident. Kerry was a member of the Senate at the time of the attack, which occurred during Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary.
"One can only hope that Kerry is more honest and forthcoming during his testimony before Issa and his panel than he was 43-years-ago when he testified -- many claim lied -- before a Senate hearing on the Vietnam War," said former U.S. Marine and New York police official Wayne Lewis.
Lewis said Kerry's testimony was based on hearsay and not first hand knowledge, which is evident in the video of his testifying:
"They told the stories at times they had personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the countryside..."
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If Gowdy relies on Kerry and not directly subpoena Hillary, he’s an idiot.
Yeah I’m not sure what Kerry has to add other than talking points.
Gowdy impresses me as a very intelligent and disciplined man. I don’t think there’s any reason for concern about his competence.
Gawd! Trey do not give this traitor another forum to pontificate!
Kerry was not there and has nothing to offer! This is just bone thrown to Gowdy to appease!
Besides what makes one think he would offer up the Admin or Hitlery!
Traitors only have coats of many colors! His is Not Red, White, and Blue!
Did you know he was in Vietnam?
sKerry wants to run again...he’ll do a lot better after he torpedoes Hillary
Are you sure? I don't believe Kerry has ever mentioned that.
Kerry withheld documents under court order that were to have been produced. The buck on that did stop with Kerry.
I am not at all interested in his consent.
Drag his sorry butt in there and grill him - then move on to the next witness, while reserving the option of dragging Kerry back as many times as needed.
Rinse - repeat
Yep, that’s the way I see it too.
I wonder if he’ll wear his magic hat.
Gowdy can always ask Traitorkerry under oath what kind of discharge did he first receive when he left the military.
That's how I understood it too....if he goes before any committee it should be Gowdy’s!
He may have been in Vietnam, but he never was in N. Vietnam like Jane Fonda has.
I think he had a boat!
Has anyone ASKED Kerry to testify? He can honestly say, “I don’t know.” To every question.
Said the same thing last week. Great opportunity for him to stick it to Hillary and then take her place as the front runner. Unlike the GOP who has a deep bench of qualified possible candidate the democRAT bench is thin and retreads “Loosers”!
IIRC you had angst about Eric Holder. Holder is still AG last I checked. Still thinking about that are you?
Sandlapper Gowdy has gotten the spotlight, we will soon see if he is an up-state boob or an avenger of American princples.
Great. Kerry can bring the list of their names, and they can be brought before the committee, too.
He doesn’t know anything important.
Subpoena, take sworn depositions in private.
Public hearings allow grandstanding.
Not sure what blew up your skirt. I stand by my post.
I agree, problem is Issa is a showboater.
I expect Gowdy will conduct the select committee more in line with what you suggest.
Having Kerry as a witness, Gowdy is only setting the stage for more to come. I’ll make the popcorn and wait for the main feature.
We could be in for an interesting summer. Pass the popcorn! B^)
I expect the same from Gowdy.