John Boehner’s Benghazi Cover-Up

| January 8 2014
John Walker

What Is the Speaker Hiding?

As the House of Representatives convenes for the second year of the 113th Congress, it is abundantly clear that Speaker John Boehner is now an active participant in the Obama administration’s cover-up of the terrorist attacks in Benghazi.

The Benghazi scandal continued this week when three family members of those killed in the attacks wrote to the Speaker to demand appointment of a House Select Committee to thoroughly examine the events of September 11, 2012. They were joined by scores of conservative leaders, retired military officers, and other concerned individuals.

“We write to express our grave concern over the failure of your House of Representatives to extract the truth from the Obama administration concerning the attack on our diplomatic and intelligence facilities in Benghazi, Libya; and, the brutal deaths of Ambassador Christopher Stevens, U.S. Foreign Service Officer Sean Smith, and security officers Ty Woods and Glen Doherty,” the letter said.

The key point in the letter to Boehner is a search for an answer to why the Speaker has stubbornly refused to appoint a committee, preferring to leave the Benghazi investigation to the chairmen of key House committees. The letter bluntly charges that Boehner may be resisting a Select Committee because he has “guilty knowledge” of Benghazi that he acquired in briefings prior to the attacks.

The letter points out that Representative Frank Wolf of Virginia has the support of more than two thirds of House Republicans for his legislation that would create a Select Committee. For months, Boehner has refused to bring Wolf’s legislation to the House floor for a vote.

Wolf, who will retire at the end of this Congress after 17 terms in the House, has been relentless in his call for a House Select Committee to investigate Benghazi. Last month, on the 15-month anniversary of the attacks, Wolf delivered yet another spirited plea for consideration of his legislation. Wolf decried the fact that there has been no public hearing on Benghazi in the House since last September.

The letter to Boehner said the Speaker’s inaction has allowed the Obama administration to continue its Benghazi cover-up unscathed. It added that the fractured and disjointed approach to Benghazi by a number of House committees has stalled the search for the truth.

“Mr. Speaker, we call upon you to act now and create a Select Committee on Benghazi to investigate all aspects of the United States involvement in Libya, to include, but not be limited to the attacks of September 11, 2012,” the letter said. “It must now also include the protracted cover-up the American people, the families of the fallen, and those with loved ones serving overseas have endured.”

Boehner needs to answer for his inaction on Benghazi. He can no longer claim that the chairmen of key House committees are committed to a serious investigation of Benghazi. Boehner is no longer a bystander to the Benghazi tragedy and its aftermath. He is part of the cover-up.

10 comments
Campbell
Campbell

It is a valid request. Create a bipartisan House Select Committee to answer questions that have gone unanswered for sixteen months. It has nothing to do with the Tea Party. It has everything to do with leadership.

Jack C
Jack C

You do know that getting answers you don't like isn't the same as not getting answers at all, right?

EdRoss6
EdRoss6

Wow!  Just wow.  I thought this was a comedy piece.  If this guy has a real readership... it is on a completely different planet.  If you're one of the Neptunians that it includes, here's what happened on Earth:


Bengazi was a tactical defeat in a dangerous part of the world.  These happen and they suck, sometimes a lot worse than this one did.  The sitting president tried to spin the defeat the way that presidents always do... "its sad, unfortunate, and we're going to investigate, we're going to bring justice, the victims are heroes, we did everything we could, these things happen, etc."  Because it was an election year, the crazy elements of his opponent's base were fed conspiracy theories and the rest of the base were just told for rightwing political purposes to be offended that the president was spinning away the death's of heroes for leftwing political purposes.  Life carried on.  The president won.  Plenty of other Americans died overseas the way they periodically do.  The "lamestream" media (aka the people more concerned with selling papers than tilting elections) found other stuff to write about.  The crazy people got crazier and crazier.  Now all of a sudden you could tie the poor ambassador's death to ufo's, deepthroat, Bin Laden, Valerie Plame, Mulder, Scully, and God knows what else.

Meanwhile... the central tension in the GOP has been getting tighter.  There are two factions wrestling for control.  The Teaparty faction wants to know what REALLY HAPPENED in communist Russia in the 1700s when nazi scientists planted a Muslim seed pod in Kenya to grow Ubama the eugenically altered Manchurian candidate antichrist, whereas the RHINO faction wants to make sure that its members get reelected well into their 200s even if that means selling your babies to atheist death panels, letting democrats serve your children THE Koolaid, or god-forbid passing the occasional piece of common sense legislation .  Boehner is the leader of the "get-reelected" faction... and they are starting to realize that while the Teaparty facion is well-meaning-like-a-lovably-racist-grandpa they are also incapable of tying their shoes, much less voting yes to even the most basically necessary legislation for keeping the country from sinking into the ocean.  And Boehner also doesn't want to see the amateur hour that the Teaparty caused in the last presidential republican primary to happen in the next one, so he's started to try to take some of the Teaparty's toys away.  But he'll never be able to take away their favorite toy.... people like you who live on another planet.  So to fight back against the RHINO's extremist moderatism, the Teaparty's media wing is dragging Boehner into a conspiratorial fantasy which, I have to admit, is starting to rival George R. R. Martin's imaginative reach.  So enjoy reading your stories from neptune...  As a baby-murdering-freedom-hating-moderate-liberal, thank you in advance for ensuring the next democratic president during the next republican primaries.  ;D

perman1
perman1

Wow! I didn't know the climate in Arizona was so conducive top growing nuts.

Anyone truly interested in the FACTS of the case could read the reports on the ground at the time from Reuters, unless you think that's also an arm of Marxist propaganda, in which case there is no talking to you people.

Thomas Evans
Thomas Evans

There are all kinds of left leaning Marxist, communistic folks walking the halls of Congress.

phoenixlaw
phoenixlaw

It seems to be known in the Middle East that Stevens was the point-man in facilitating the "secret"  transfer of arms and fighters from Libya through Turkey into Syria at the time that he was killed.  His last appointment that day had been with a Turkish diplomat to go over logistics. The whole Washington attempt to brush this aside may very well have been initially an attempt to deflect attention away from what Stevens and the CIA were really doing. 

phoenixlaw
phoenixlaw

This is especially true given the nature of many of the fighters being sent to Syria - al-Qaeda or al-Qaeda affiliates.  Does anyone really think the Administration wanted a spotlight shown on these activities?