As the clock ticks down toward the one-year anniversary of the terrorist attack in Benghazi, a group of Special Operations veterans are demanding House Speaker John Boehner either appoints a “Watergate-Style Select Committee” to investigate the events of that night before voting on military action in Syria, or immediately resign his position.
The members of Special Operations Speaks sent an open letter to Boehner last week expressing their “grave concern” that the investigation into the terrorist attack in Benghazi has been given “insufficient attention” under his “leadership” as Speaker, and listed 16 questions that to this day have never been answered in any Congressional hearings or by the Obama administration.
The veterans, who want answers to their questions or a Select Committee appointed before the 9/11 anniversary and before the House votes on Syria next week, concluded their letter by saying:
We request that you provide answers to the above questions within one week. If you are unable to furnish responses, we request that you create a Select Committee to investigate the incident in depth and to fulfill your duty to the American people and to the families of the fallen.
Alternatively, we respectfully request that you resign as Speaker of the House and allow the Republican caucus to select a successor who WILL see to it that answers are forthcoming.
On July 23, the Special Operations Speaks PAC unrolled one of the largest petitions ever presented to Congress: a petition signed by over 1,000 Special Ops veterans and over a million Americans urging House members to sign 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.”
According to SOS’s website, “There are four days left until the “anniversary of the Benghazi Massacre. We need 218 House Members to sign the Stockman Discharge Petition or 1 Speaker of the House to come to his senses.”
Read the open letter to Boehner here.