Boehner Faces Rebellion in Ranks Over Benghazi Probe

Image: Boehner Faces Rebellion in Ranks Over Benghazi Probe U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio.

Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 08:37 AM

By Melanie Batley

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
More than 100 Republican House members are lining up behind a proposal to create a new select committee to investigate the attack last year on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

According to The Hill,
the lawmakers don't believe House Speaker John Boehner and other GOP leaders have done enough to examine and report on the tragedy in Libya that took the lives of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans on Sept. 11, 2012.

Virginia Rep. Frank Wolf has introduced a resolution demanding the House create a 19-member select committee to look into the assault by armed gunmen, The Hill reported on Wednesday.

So far, 101 lawmakers have signed on to the motion and hundreds of grass-roots Republicans are pressing other representatives to do the same.

“I don’t think very much has been done,” Wolf said.

Urgent: Do You Support Background Checks on Gun Buyers? Vote in Urgent Poll

“We need to form a select committee and Congress has failed them,” he added, referring to the victims of the military-style assault.

In a move to quell the discontent, Boehner has promised to release an interim report next week from the heads of the committees that have been reviewing the Benghazi attack. The Ohio Republican and panel leaders say a new select committee would be unnecessary and expensive.

Still, Wolf’s resolution has been gaining traction.

“Members really do feel like they need an update,” said Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. “All of this is [about], how do you take a terrible tragedy and prevent it from happening again?”

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Report: White House Ignored 'Alarm Bells' About Border Crisis

Monday, 21 Jul 2014 23:18 PM

The Obama administration two years ago reportedly ignored the "ringing alarm bells" of a potential crisis of unaccompani . . .

Judge Tosses Ron Johnson's Lawsuit Against Obamacare Subsidies

Monday, 21 Jul 2014 19:43 PM

A federal judge on Monday threw out Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson's lawsuit challenging the federal funds that l . . .

Americans from Texas, California Killed in Gaza

Monday, 21 Jul 2014 22:42 PM

 . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved