Scottsdale Ariz., May 2, 2014—Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ) released the following statement in response to House Speaker John Boehner’s announcement to create a select committee to investigate the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi:
“I strongly support Speaker Boehner’s announcement to create a select committee to investigate the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack,” said Schweikert. "For over two years, the White House has systematically lied and mislead Congress and the American people regarding the terrorist attack in Benghazi."
“The families of those who died in the attack deserve to know what happened to their loved ones and I hope this committee can uncover the reason our Administration felt the need to sweep this tragedy under a rug.”
Congressman Schweikert co-sponsored H.Res. 36 early last year. H.Res. 36 is a resolution to select a committee specifically charged to investigate and report on the attack on the United States consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Congressman Schweikert was also one of the first to sign a discharge petition for Resolution 36.
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