Benghazi advocates send open letter to Speaker Boehner

Benghazi advocates send open letter to Speaker Boehner

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Speaker of the House John Boehner speaking at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, DC. / Gage Skidmore
Retiring Speaker of the House John Boehner speaking at a recent Values Voter Summit in Washington, DC. / Gage Skidmore

By Courtney Minturn, @cmm14

WASHINGTON, January 10, 2014 — On Tuesday, January 7, 2014, an alliance sent an Open Letter to Speaker Boehner to demand that he conduct an official investigation regarding the events of September 11, 2012 in Benghazi, Libya.  The dynamic alliance demanding the official investigation include loved ones of Ambassador Chris Stephens, Sean Smith, Ty Woods & Glen Doherty, high level Military Officials and many other concerned U.S. citizens.

The Open Letter was sent to Speaker Boehner shortly after The New York Times wrote an article on December 29, 2013 perpetuating the original, untrue story that the terrorist attack and murders in Benghazi were prompted by a YouTube Video. This article completely disregards all information revealed during the few Congressional Hearings from sworn testimony by State Department Officials and others. The New York Times Benghazi article neglected the fact that the assault on the consulate was an extremely wll-planned and executed terrorist attack, aimed specifically at U.S interests. Many believe The New York Times article was an attempt to pave the way for Secretary Clinton to be able to run for office in 2016. 

The Open Letter outlines the numerous problems that have hindered the Benghazi investigation. It notes  there have been at least five House Committees that have conducted separate Congressional Hearings with no results, and that there have been significant delays between each of the Hearings. No one has been held accountable for the terrorist attack. Moreover, an Administration Official is calling Benghazi a “phony scandal” despite the fact that four Americans were murdered in Benghazi.

The lack of action  is negatively impacting this disjointed investigation and obtaining justice for Benghazi.  Some allege the delays in the investigation come from the Obama Administration, which is worried that the cover-up following the attacks could lead to impeachment of President Obama.

Congress needs to act now on Benghazi before another scandal threatens to sweep it aside. The Administration shows no interest in revealing information, so it is the duty of Congress – and the American people – to insist on answers.

For 2014, we must maintain pressure to get answers on Benghazi and justice for those murdered.

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Courtney Minturn
Courtney is the daughter of a West Point Graduate and Career Military Officer, and thus, she has traveled the world. This exposure to other Countries and customs sparked her interest in public policy and all things political. Courtney began her career in the Intelligence Community. Courtney is passionate about politics and spends most of her time analyzing and commenting about current political events. You can continue to follow Courtney’s political insights, here at Community Digital News. In the Search Bar at the site, you can type in Courtney Minturn which will bring up all of Courtney's articles. Thank you!