Allen West: Special Committee Needed to Probe Benghazi

Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 12:35 PM

By Christiana Lilly

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A 60-foot scroll was rolled out at the Capitol Tuesday, sending a strong message demanding that the attack at Benghazi be investigated.

The scroll contained the names of 1,000 Special Operation veterans — as well as members of the House and others — who want a special committee formed to look into the attack that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, according to a press release from Special Operations Speaks.

"We have this mantra, 'Leave no man behind.' We turned our backs on men who were defending American soil, who were under attack, and that is reprehensible," Allen West told "Fox & Friends" Wednesday morning.

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West, a former Republican congressman from Florida and a retired Army colonel, was a speaker at the "scroll out" and also signed the discharge petition pushing the House of Representatives to create a special committee to look into the incident.

House Resolution 36 was introduced in the House in January, but "for some odd reason seems blocked from getting on the floor," West said.

The resolution needs 218 votes in the House to pass.

The Obama administration has come under fire for not looking into the attack at the American compound in Libya. The president was criticized for not initially acknowledging that it was a terrorist attack.

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