GOP Rejects Democratic Bid to End Costly Benghazi Probe

Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 10:49 AM

By Drew MacKenzie

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House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon has spurned Democratic Rep. Adam Smith’s request to pull the plug on its "ridiculous" investigation into the Benghazi terrorist attack.

Smith, the ranking Democrat on the panel, was stunned by a Pentagon estimate showing how much money and man hours had been spent probing the Libya assault that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, The Hill reported.

The Pentagon said in a letter to Smith the probe had cost the military millions of dollars and thousands of hours in labor by its workforce. Smith then wrote to the McKeon, a California Republican, urging him to drop the inquiry.

"We must stop wasting this committee’s and our military’s scarce resources chasing a scandal that does not exist," the Washington state representative wrote in his letter.

"More than any other committee in Congress, this committee should understand the financial strain on the Department of Defense, which is being made worse by these ongoing and ridiculous investigations."

But the plea was quickly given the cold shoulder by McKeon. "It is important that the committee see this oversight effort through to its conclusion," his spokesman Claude Chafin told The Hill.

Republicans have pressed President Barack Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to give a full accounting of what exactly happened in Libya on Sept. 11, 2012.

But Democrats claim that the GOP is just using the Benghazi attack for purely partisan political purposes, according to The Hill.

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