May 2, 2014

“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, dudeWashington 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.

Posted by Jeff G. @ 11:04am

Comments (15)

  1. Ready?


  2. All as part of a re-election strategy.

    And yet it’s the “GOP” who is politicizing this.

    After the 3-news-cycle statute of limitations totally expired, dude.

    Boehner dragged his feet because “we didn’t have proof,” but now that SOMEONE ELSE got it, they have to look like they’re moving on this.

  3. A fevered swamp it is. There’s never enough surviving “Mr. Clean” candidates to do anything about it, because the minute a good man or woman hits the beltway, their inexorable transformation to member in good standing of the pragmatic Ruling Class begins.

    The highway to Lefty Hell is paved with once-proud individuals who were swallowed up, digested, and shat out by the Democratic Party paving machine.

  4. Quite frankly, I along with most of the rest of us here, tired of the GOP years ago. The fact that the Ds are even worse and the Libertarians can’t field a team that talks about anything other than marijuana and prostitution isn’t winning any hearts and minds, either.

    I truly hope that Gowdy chairs this committee and that it is up and running before the elections. The time has come has to take the bull by the horns and force the bad actors to account. There are too many voters who weren’t around or were too young when Watergate was all the rage. We’ve reached the point that the press can no longer ignore the treasonous actions of our leaders and the question was almost asked (but not quite) by Bret Baer yesterday, e.g., “What did the President know and when did he know it?”

    But, dude. Benghazi was like two years ago, so I won’t hold my breath.

  5. Worse, sdferr. Any Mr. Clean candidate gets picked off in the primary — or, if he gets nominated, the Stabs support his Democrat opponent.

    The Republican War on the Republican Base is all about keeping from even having to “educate” a Mr. Clean.

  6. When I opened the the page, I swear to God it read, “John Bolton’s moustache to establish…”

    Boy, am I disappointed.

  7. Mr. Clean has been ousted for Mr. Fixit. That’s Crow to you, McG! heh.

  8. Wrong.

    Mr Clean candidates are found to be storing kiddy porn on their computers, according to an NSA probe.

  9. These people seem to not know that you are suppose to lie to protect the country not your sorry political arse.

  10. “Select committee”? Back when the GOP had something resembling a spine, this would have went straight to impeachment.

    We are so, so screwed…

  11. I have a hard time believing that senior House Republican leadership aide. Didn’t John Boehner already know that Obama was neither trustworthy nor reliable? I seem to remember he told Bob Woodward something along those lines for one of Bob Woodward’s many books.

    The one that wasn’t so well reeeived by his peers in the media.

  12. Excellent interview of Trey Gowdy on Greta’s show right now.

  13. I have to say I”m shocked Boehner is actually allowing this to go forward.

    Can’t you just picture him: “oooooh don’t make me do this….this is haarrd.”

  14. Democrats are already trying to scuttle it and calling for a boycott of the select committee to keep it from being bipartisan(thus certified as nonpartisan) on the grounds that it is a big waste of time.

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