Boehner Idle as GOP Calls for Select Committees on Benghazi
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) has not yet acted on calls from within his own party to form select committees to uncover more information on the attack which killed four Americans in Benghazi, Libya in 2012.
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill have suggested the formation of select committees since November 2012, one month after the assault which killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other State Department employees. Such select committees could provide a channel for Benghazi survivors to come forward and tell their stories to Congress without legal repercussions from the federal government.
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told USA Today on Wednesday, “I want to know who the survivors are and for the appropriate committees to interview them.” He explained further, “We know it was clear from the beginning it was a terrorist attack. I want to know what kind of help they asked for.”