Allen West Calls for Select Committee to Investigate Benghazi

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Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 12:03 PM

By Wanda Carruthers

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Ret. Lt. Col. Allen West is calling for a select committee to investigate the events in Libya surrounding the bombing last September of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.

"We've got a lot of questions. This is why I believe we have to have that select committee to get to the bottom of these incidents," the former Florida Republican Congressman said Wednesday on "Fox & Friends."

"Right now we have had this investigation across five different committees in the House of Representatives. We have not gotten anywhere," he said.

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"If we have one focused committee with subpoena powers that can get the survivors from Benghazi, get some of these CIA agents and operatives. And I think you need to depose Hillary Clinton and bring her back and talk about why Ambassador Chris Stevens was in Benghazi on the 11th anniversary of September 11," he said.

West's newest appeal comes in light of a report Monday from an attorney representing whistleblowers claiming that 400 American surface-to-air missiles were 'taken from Libya' during the Benghazi attack.

"Where did these surface-to-air missiles come from? Were they part of (former dictator Moammar) Gaddafi's stash?  Or somehow were we trying to funnel weapons through Libya to Turkey, into Syria?" West questioned.

"The president needs to tell us why his direct representative in a foreign country was in Benghazi. Hillary Clinton needs to come clean about why was the ambassador there," he said.

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