Special Ops group unrolls 60-foot Benghazi petition in front of Capitol

What’s said to be largest petition ever presented to Congress – one demanding a special investigation into the terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi – was literally unrolled near the Capitol building Tuesday afternoon.

The 60-foot long scroll contained the signatures of over 1,000 Special Operations veterans calling for an end to what the petition calls a “Benghazi cover-up” and demanding Congress hold members of the administration accountable if they determine “high crimes and misdemeanors” were committed.

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Allen West speaks at SOS press conference
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Special Operations Speaks PAC organized Tuesday’s press conference saying the presentation of the petition “will be the opening volley in a nationwide campaign urging House members to sign the Discharge Petition forcing House consideration of HR 36 – the bill to establish a Select Committee to fully investigate the Benghazi Massacre,” the group’s website said.

Led by Republican Rep. Frank Wolf, 120 lawmakers have co-sponsored the House resolution, H. Res. 36, which calls “for the establishment of a special Congressional committee to investigate the Benghazi attack and the Obama administration’s handling of it in the weeks that followed.”

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According to the Special Operations Speaks website, guest speakers on the Capitol Stairway included Republican Reps. Steve Stockman, Louie Gohmert, Paul Broun, former U.S. Rep. Allen West, and a host of retired special forces commanders and other conservative community leaders, like Niger Innis from TheTeaParty.net.

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29 thoughts on “Special Ops group unrolls 60-foot Benghazi petition in front of Capitol

  1. TheRealEvilGenius says:

    Well, the NSA knows how to find the 1000 signers of the petition. There is a FEMA camp near you!

  2. TJefferson44 says:

    They shouldn’t assign a congressional committee that will only get bogged down and get nowhere. Demand the appointment of a special prosecutor with total autonomy from either party to do a full investigation and let the chips fall where they may! We are at a crucial crossroads in our Republic and we shouldn’t care who the cover up (if there was any) touches Dem, Repubs, businessmen, etc. Follow the money and network of relationships and bring all these govt crooks and their cronies to justice! It’s time to clean it all up! I don’t care, as a Republican, if Republicans were tied in anyway to it, bring them down. If Bush, Cheney, Obama, Holder, Pelosi, or Romney [which is far fetched] is found to have any connection to this political corruption and they are found guilty, they should be given life in prison or executed as criminals and traitors to America! The American people are done! We will not be ruled by tyrants and self-described saviors of the nation. NO MORE!!!!

  3. BayouPerspective says:


    Contact: Alex Rosenwald
    Phone: 571-282-7954
    Email: [email protected]

    August 7, 2013

    “With a single stroke of his pen, Mr. Boehner could
    end the subterfuge and open the door to a full-scale
    investigation of one of the most outrageous
    cover-ups in American history.”
    — Dick Brauer, Colonel, USAF (Ret.)

    SOS Set to Place Hard-hitting Multiple Billboards in Boehner’s
    Congressional District Demanding House Select Committee
    to Investigate Benghazi Massacre

    Billboards featuring Boehner, McConnell, Pelosi, and Reid
    Ask, “If four members of CONGRESS were killed in Benghazi,
    would we have a Watergate-style select committee today?”

    (Washington, DC) – Special Operations Speaks (SOS) today announced that it is set to run full-size billboards throughout the congressional district of House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) demanding the immediate establishment of a House select investigative committee to determine what occurred in Washington and Libya before, during, and after the September 11, 2012, Benghazi massacre.

    The billboards, contracted with CBS Outdoor, will feature pictures of Boehner, former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), and Senate Minority Leader Mitch O’Connell (R-KY) with a caption beneath reading, “If four members of CONGRESS were killed in Benghazi, would we have a Watergate style select committee today?” The billboards will also urge voters to call their Members of Congress and Boehner’s office to demand the appointment of a select committee.

    “We know this is a bold step, and it may raise some well-coiffed hairs on the back of John Boehner’s neck,” said SOS Co-Founder Larry Bailey, CAPT (SEAL), USN (Ret.) “But the fact is that, he, and he alone, is blocking a full-scale Watergate-style investigation of one of the deadliest scandals in U.S. history – a scandal that reaches into the inner sanctum of the Oval Office.”

    On January 18, 2013, Rep. Frank Wolfe (R-VA) introduced H.Res. 36, a bill “Establishing a select committee to investigate and report on the attack on the United States consulate in Benghazi, Libya.” The bill was referred to the House Rules Committee where, despite having 163 co-sponsors, including more than two-thirds of the Republican members of the House, Boehner has refused to bring it to the floor. The Speaker of the House has also declined to sign the petition.

    In response to Boehner’s refusal to bring H.Res. 36 to the floor, Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) on July 24 introduced a discharge petition that would force the bill from the Rules Committee. The introduction of the discharge petition was heralded by a press conference sponsored by Special Operations Speaks at which Stockman unveiled what the Houston Chronicle reported as “the largest petition ever presented to Congress … contain[ing] the signatures of 1,000 Special Operations veterans and is 60 feet long — urg[ing] members of the House to force consideration of H.R. 36.”

    An open letter by Congressmen Stockman, Gohmert & Broun to Speaker John Boehner correctly points out that “No standing committee has sweeping-enough jurisdiction nor do any of them possess sufficiently wide scope of action to ferret out and put all the pieces of this puzzle together when the Administration intentionally is misleading and stonewalling Congress and the American people to keep the truth hidden.”

    The letter further states, “A select committee would have the necessary jurisdiction and comprehensive subpoena power to fully investigate the Benghazi attack. Moreover, under existing rules of the House’s proceedings with respect to the handling and control of classified information, which constitutionally must be established solely by the House itself, few, if any, of the members of the standing committees have unlimited access to classified information.”

    SOS leadership holds the Speaker directly responsible for blocking the establishment of a House select committee to investigate Benghazi.

    “We need 218 or 1 to form a Select Committee,” said Larry Ward, Political Director of SOS. “We need 218 House Members to sign the Discharge Petition or 1 Speaker of the House to come to his senses.”

    “With a single stroke of his pen, Mr. Boehner could end the subterfuge and open the door to a full-scale investigation of one of the most outrageous cover-ups in American history,” said Dick Brauer, Air Commando Colonel, USAF (Ret.). Barack Obama and his minions have lied, and then lied about their lies. And all the while, our national security continues to be compromised. It’s high time for John Boehner to spend less time perfecting his tan and more time protecting our country.”


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