Tea Party Patriots: It is up to the American people to hold Sec. Clinton accountable after the release of Benghazi report


ATLANTA, Ga – Tea Party Patriots CEO and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today after the House Select Committee on Benghazi released their final report on the terror attack in Benghazi.

“Thanks to the House Select Committee on Benghazi — and especially committee members Mike Pompeo and Jim Jordan — we now have confirmation that senior Executive Branch officials in charge of the response to that attacks on the Benghazi compound were more concerned about optics and spin than they were about doing what they could to save their colleagues under fire. We have confirmation that despite orders from the Secretary of Defense to launch military assets in response, they were still sitting on the ground hours later. We have confirmation that senior officials — including then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton — knew on the evening of the attack that it had nothing to do with a YouTube video, despite her later public claims to the contrary. There are a host of other revelations in the well-documented report, and we urge all Americans to read it at length. The Committee has done its work. It is clear then-Secretary of State Clinton participated in a plan to deceive the public for political purposes. But Republican leaders in Congress have shown little stomach for efforts to hold executive branch officials accountable for their actions (just ask Eric Holder, Lois Lerner, or John Koskinen, for starters), so it will be up to the American people to hold Secretary Clinton accountable.”