House Committee Releases Majority #BenghaziReport, and Georgia Lawmakers Respond

The House Select Committee on Benghazi headed up by Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina released its final majority report today, after more than two years of research and hearings. In addition to the 800 page report, the committee summarized its findings in this video narrated by Rep. Peter Roskam of Illinois:

Georgia’s 3rd District Rep. Lynn Westmoreland issued this statement as part of the report:

One of the most concerning parts of the State Department’s policy in Libya was its reliance upon the militias of an unstable nation to protect our men and women in Benghazi. These were by no means forces that could adequately protect Americans on the ground, and the State Department knew it. But the appearance of no boots on the ground was more important to the administration.

Senator Johnny Isakson:

I’ve demanded answers from the Obama administration since it first became clear that Congress and the American people were not getting straight answers. For the families of the four Americans who lost their lives in the September 11, 2012, attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, today’s long-awaited report by Congress is a small piece of closure. I am hopeful that the next president will take to heart these findings, correct the deficiencies in our U.S. military response, and help prevent future American lives from being lost.

Senator David Perdue:

This report shows a systemic failure of leadership at the highest level. Four innocent Americans died and no one has been held accountable. The State Department failed to adequately protect Americans serving overseas and failed to plan ahead for potential terrorist attacks on the anniversary of 9/11 in countries plagued with instability. This cannot continue. It is clear this attack had nothing to do with a video and everything to do with government incompetence.

Democrats on the Minority Committee released their version of the report on Monday. It’s expected that the two versions will be reconciled, and a final report will be voted on on July 8th.

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Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

So after spending 2 years and $7 million, all we get an 800 page report that says absolutely nothing we didn’t already know from the last 8 Congressional committee investigations into Benghazi. You’d think with that kind of time and money invested in a witch hunt you could find something specific to hang around Hillary Clinton’s neck.

gsupantherfan1
gsupantherfan1

If it answers questions that family members and friends of the 4 dead Americans have and helps ensure an event like Benghazi won’t happen again, then I’m satisfied with the committee’s report. To your point though, yes I am aware and have been aware for some time that Hillary Clinton, Pres. Obama, and others lied to the American people about the attack in Benghazi. I’m no fan of Trump, but Clinton is as crooked as a dog’s hind leg.

ScottNAtlanta
ScottNAtlanta

too bad we cant have answers, or that level of commitment to the 50 Americans that will die today due to gun violence, or the thousand or so that die every year…they’re dead Americans too

John Konop
John Konop

This is the real debate we should have about Libya.

Libya: It Was About Regime Change, and It Was a Disaster

Hillary Clinton was part of a campaign to mislead us about the purposes of the Libyan intervention.

http://reason.com/blog/2016/03/24/libya-it-was-about-regime-change-and-it

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

The crack team responsible for this report and all its crack new information shouldn’t be allowed to disband. There’s still time enough before the November election for them to inform us about what really happened to Vincent Foster.

zedsmith
zedsmith

and the best news is that Ken Starr is currently looking for a new job. Lets get the band back together.

Indypendant
Indypendant

Like when Clinton played the sax on Arsenio(?)!

Those were some good times. Peace and prosperity were in abundance.

If Trump wins, I hope the first thing he does is ask Ivana for head in the Oval Office.