“John Boehner to establish select committee to investigate Benghazi”
See? I knew something positive would come out of Boehner’s taped comments mocking conservatives who disagreed with him on the prioritizing of “comprehensive immigration reform” as cowards. Namely, backlash. Which led Boehner to buckle and deal — even though he’s done so two years too late. Because, well, dude. Washington Examiner:
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, has decided to establish a special select committee to investigate the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that left four Americans dead, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens.
Boehner had resisted creating the committee, fearing that it might hamper the investigation into the assault and the Obama administration‘s subsequent actions to describe the event as motivated by an anti-Islamic video, which turned out not to be true. Instead, five of the standing committees with jurisdiction were given responsibility for the inquiry. However, Boehner changed his mind over the past few days after a lawsuit filed by a conservative activist group forced the State Department to release additional relevant information regarding its actions — information the administration had declined to provide to Congressional investigators.
A senior House Republican leadership aide described Boehner as furious about the administration’s withholding of the information.
Predictable. After the attack, Boehner likely met with Administration officials who told him what he wanted to hear: that there were some mistakes made but that the situation was fluid, and that the reason they can’t be more forthcoming publicly redounds to important national security concerns. And Boehner, being the compromiser and confrontation-ducking weak (orangey) sauce that he is, decided that that answer was sufficient.
2 years later, we’re back to the same old Eric Stratton line: “You fucked up! You trusted us!”
The leadership aide said Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., is being considered for the chairmanship of the special Benghazi committee.
Also Friday, Secretary of State John Kerry was subpoenaed by House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa because of what the California Republican charges is the State Department’s refusal to meet its legal obligation to provide information to Congress regarding the Benghazi attacks.
The subpoena compels Kerry to testify before Issa’s committee on May 21.
The consideration of Gowdy is a bone Boehner is throwing out to the conservative base; maybe he thinks it will buy him some good will on amnesty. Which is delusional. But then, that’s our Johnny!
You want to know why the country is always moving leftward? It took 2 years for the leadership to empanel a single committee of seasoned investigators to look into what we’ve all known from the outset was a lie and a fraud being perpetuated on the American public. We knew a cover-up was being launched before our eyes, and we stood by in amazement as a man was imprisoned and both the President and the next would-be Democrat nominee spoke over the flag-draped caskets of the fallen about a video they knew had nothing to do with the attacks.
All as part of a re-election strategy.
While two SEALs were fighting to save Americans, the White House and State Department were crafting a cover-up strategy, sending out press releases, and working tirelessly to make sure they’d covered their asses. And in fact, to this day all anyone will confirm is that Obama was “in the White House” while this all transpired.
Not in the situation room. Because really: it’s not like they’re watching ESPN in there.
Honestly, somebody look for a large plastic drain plug somewhere on the ground in DC. When you find it, let me know, and I will personally come and help drain that swamp.