Washington, DC — Citizens United President David N. Bossie issued the following statement in response to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing investigating the Benghazi terrorist attack.
“Today was a step in the right direction, but as I feared more questions have arisen from the testimony given today and the need for a Select Committee is more evident than ever,” said David N. Bossie, President of Citizens United, who served as Chief of Investigator for the same House Oversight committee during the Clinton Administration scandals of the 1990s.
“The reason to create a Select Committee is because it will have the authority and wide-ranging investigative ability to methodically call the following people to testify under oath: Scott Strickland and other diplomatic security agents who survived the attack; the other survivors, including those who flew to Benghazi from Tripoli with the late Glen Doherty; SOCAFRICA Commander Lt. Col. Gibson and other SOCAFRICA personnel; Lt. Col. Keith Phillips, the Defense attaché at the embassy in Libya; Cheryl Mills, Hillary Clinton’s Chief of Staff at the State Department; and other political appointees who testified previously to clarify their testimony.
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“As one can see, this investigation into the murder of four Americans is just beginning, and the Smith and Woods families along with 140 members of the House Republican Conference support a Select Committee. After what transpired today at the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, it should be clear to Speaker John Boehner that the investigation into the Benghazi terrorist attack has crossed the threshold for a Select Committee.”
Citizens United has launched a grassroots campaign in support of H. Res. 36 that has netted over 7,000 letters so far to urge the House to take up this important resolution and Citizens United’s members have made hundreds of calls to their representatives.