A conservative political action committee that sought to impeach President Barack Obama now says House Speaker John Boehner should be "fired" over his response to the Benghazi attacks last Sept. 11.
Revive America USA is testing advertising that says the Ohio Republican should be ousted because he refused to appoint a special committee to investigate the attacks on the Libyan consulate that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and other embassy staff, The Hill reports.
The PAC says its ad was tested on conservative programming during Fox News, on Glenn Beck's "The Blaze" program and on Mark Levin's radio show.
"We need urgent action today by thousands of Americans to fire John Boehner," a narrator says on the ad. "Speaker Boehner is personally blocking a special committee to expose the truth about the 9/11 Benghazi terror attack. It's just enough to make you sick."
The PAC is using the advertising as part of an email fundraising drive as well, and says on its website
that Boehner will cave under added pressure.
"Just apply the right amount of pressure to Boehner's weakest link (his Speakership), and he'll buckle under the pressure," the PAC's site says. "We must force his hand, and we must do so quickly and with action."
Bob Adams, who heads Revive America USA, said a committee to investigate Benghazi will not be formed until Boehner is removed from office.
The speaker, though, says the issue can be best handled by existing committees. However, more than 170 House Republicans endorse creating a special panel to investigate the Benghazi attacks, saying that an examination by existing oversight panels is not enough.
This past Wednesday, the one-year anniversary of the attack, Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick told Boehner and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in a letter that the families of the four victims deserve to know what happened to their loved ones.
"Five committees have conducted investigations, as well as the State Department, but still no one has been held accountable for this attack," Fitzpatrick wrote. "The terrorists remain at-large; and the bureaucrats who fumbled the response remain at their posts."
At first, the Obama administration said the attack was in response to an anti-Islam video, later changing the story to link the act of terrorism to al-Qaida.
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