Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz said House Republicans have grown tired of the Obama administration’s attempts to stall the investigation of the Benghazi terrorist attack, and that calls for the president’s impeachment “will likely increase.”
Chaffetz, an outspoken critic of the administration’s handling of the Benghazi investigation, spoke to National Review Online’s Robert Costa about his frustration.
“They purposefully and willfully misled the American people, and that’s unacceptable,” Chaffetz told Costa. “It’s part of a pattern of deception.”
Chaffetz said he is “tired of waiting for answers” from the “self-preservationists” in the White House who continue to protect Obama from scrutiny.
“Now, [House speaker John Boehner] has more patience than I do,” Chaffetz said. “He has told me to be patient, that the truth will eventually surface. But I’m not a patient person, and if this administration makes us do this the hard way, that’s what we’ll do.”
Chaffetz spoke extensively about his investigative trip to Benghazi, Libya after the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate and complained to Costa “the heavy-handed tactics of the president’s advisers sullied his investigation from the start.”
According to the article, Chaffetz said:
They’ve obstructed me from doing my congressional duty. When I went over there, a State Department babysitter intimidated me and many others.
It was unsettling — to see, up close, the depths to which Secretary Clinton was willing to go to manipulate the process.
“Look for Chaffetz, the chairman of the oversight committee’s subcommittee on national security, to lead the fight for accountability as the controversy — and talk of impeachment proceedings — escalates,” Costa concluded.