Committee on Benghazi is a good first step


Speaker John Boehner announced[1] Monday that South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy will head up the select committee to investigate the 2012 Benghazi attacks. We applaud the choice of Gowdy, who we know will bring his hard-hitting prosecutorial style to the table. We also appreciate the fact that Boehner is finally giving this scandal the attention and man power it deserves.

The latest White House emails, turned over thanks to a Freedom of Information Act request, confirmed what we knew all along; the Obama administration went to great lengths to downplay the importance of the attack, and pushed a bogus story about the attack being caused by a video. We now have evidence that White House officials not only coordinated talking points to make President Obama look good two months before the election, but also pushed the fake story about the video and the “protest” it caused.

Unfortunately, it seems the White House may not cooperate[2] with the new House committee on its investigation. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney even went so far as to call it a “highly partisan effort to politicize” the attack that left four Americans dead. Any time a Democrat calls an effort to learn the facts about the murder of Americans “partisan,” you know they’re up to something.

The only people making Benghazi and “partisan” issue are Democrats who want to bury this story and they’ve been doing it since day one. Every American wants answers. We want the truth about why the White House pushed a false narrative before getting all the facts. We’d think this president, who once promised the “most transparent administration in history,” would want the truth out there too. But, we’re not holding our breath.

We applaud Boehner for forming the committee but there is much more to be done. Benghazi is but one of many issues in the Obama Administration that deserve heightened scrutiny and investigation, including immigration. Speaker Boehner should not underestimate the resolve of conservatives and Tea Party Patriot supporters when it comes to immigration. We do not support amnesty for those who break our laws and we will remind our Representatives of that fact. We encourage all our supporters to call on Boehner to keep the momentum going and hold the administration accountable. If he doesn’t, we will.