Dr. Bucshon Comments on Special Benghazi Panel

May 9, 2014 Issues: Homeland Security, National Defense

Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. released the following statement following approval by the House to form a special panel to investigate the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya that killed four Americans.

Bucshon stated:

“The House has overwhelmingly approved a resolution to further investigation in the Benghazi terrorist attack that killed four of our fellow Americans.  Newly released emails show the Administration has stonewalled Congress in our effort to get the facts the American people deserve.  I have full confidence that Trey Gowdy will lead a thoughtful investigation focused on finding the facts and uncovering the truth. 

“I’m also glad to have a Hoosier voice on the panel, my colleague Susan Brooks.  I have come to know Susan as a very thoughtful and focused member of Congress. Her experience as a U.S. Attorney will undoubtedly be an asset to the committee. With Trey and Susan thoroughly investigating this attack, we will finally have the answers to what happened on September 11, 2012.”

BACKGROUND:

Last week, in response to the release of emails showing the White House was more involved in misleading the American people than previously known and the revelation that the Obama administration had withheld these documents from a Congressional subpoena, Speaker Boehner announced that he was establishing a special committee to investigate the events surrounding the attack on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012.

Upon hearing the news about the panel, Bucshon released a statement supporting the continued fact-finding investigation in light of the newly released emails.

Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, a former prosecutor tapped to lead the panel, penned an op-ed in USA Today explaining that the investigation will be purely about finding the facts and uncovering the truth.

“Facts are neither Republican nor Democrat,” said Gowdy “While our fellow citizens are free to draw varying conclusions and inferences from the facts, surely there can be consensus that every relevant fact must be uncovered.” (USA Today; 5/7/14)