Government Oversight Committee to Meet Next Month
By Harold Hutchison
Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA), Chairman of the House Committee on Government Oversight, announced that the committee would hold new hearings on the 11 September, 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. Four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, were killed in the attack.
“Our hearing will examine new facts about what happened and significant problems with the administration’s own review of Benghazi failures. While President Obama and his administration may be inclined to give free passes to senior officials who bungled their responsibilities, this committee will expose what they did and hold them accountable to the public. Getting the full story is critical to ensuring that this does not happen again,” Issa said in a statement.
The new hearing follows on the release of a report from the chairmen of five House Committees that blasted the Obama Administration’s handling of the incident. According to the statement from the committee, the hearings are being prompted by new information from that is being described as “whistleblowers” from within the Obama Administration.