Why Boehner Should Name a Benghazi Follow-Up Committee

Cal Thomas | Syndicated Columnist | Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Why Boehner Should Name a Benghazi Follow-Up Committee

Should there be a follow-up to the bipartisan report by the Senate Intelligence Committee on what it concludes was a preventable terrorist attack in Benghazi? There should, and speaker John Boehner should name a special bipartisan committee with subpoena power to get the rest of the facts on the public record. These would include the roles, or non-roles, of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Obama.

The committee should be able to get testimony from survivors of the attack who have been kept by the administration from publicly telling what they know. The families of the dead have a right to know and the public needs to know so it can make judgments about how those with the responsibility handled things.

The Special Senate Watergate Committee serves as a valuable precedent. Speaker John Boehner should cite it as his example for naming such a committee. The question is: does he have the backbone? I’m Cal Thomas in Washington.

Publication date: January 21, 2014