Trey Gowdy issues statement on new findings regarding the Benghazi attack

Considering the revelations of Hillary Clinton’s incompetence and recklessness that surface almost on a weekly basis, it is pretty much clear that the former secretary of state will not preserve any of her former political influence.

According to a new Benghazi Select Committee report on the circumstances leading to and the fallout of the terror attack in Benghazi, Libya, most of what we’ve already suspected turns out to hold some truth in it.

During the terror attack which claimed the lives of four US diplomats — including the US ambassador to Libya — the Obama State Department, led by Hilary Clinton at the time of the attack, did nothing in particular to back the vulnerable US consulate and left it to the mercy of the terrorists.

The Select Committee’s report, which is about 800pages, consists of five primary sections and 12 appendices detailing events in 2011 and 2012 that are relevant to the attack.

South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy, who is also the Chairman of the panel, issued the statement below after the committee’s majority published a mark of its investigative statement.

“Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods were heroes who gave their lives in service to our country. Their bravery and the courageous actions of so many others on the ground that night should be honored.

“When the Select Committee was formed, I promised to conduct this investigation in a manner worthy of the American people’s respect, and worthy of the memory of those who died. That is exactly what my colleagues and I have done.

“Now, I simply ask the American people to read this report for themselves, look at the evidence we have collected, and reach their own conclusions. You can read this report in less time than our fellow citizens were taking fire and fighting for their lives on the rooftops and in the streets of Benghazi.”

Congressman Mike Pompeo of Kansas issued the following statement about these disclosures:

“We expect our government to make every effort to save the lives of Americans who serve in harm’s way. That did not happen in Benghazi. Politics were put ahead of the lives of Americans, and while the administration had made excuses and blamed the challenges posed by time and distance, the truth is that they did not try.”

Congresswoman Martha Roby issued the statement below in response to the findings:

“Our committee’s insistence on additional information about the military’s response to the Benghazi attacks was met with strong opposition from the Defense Department, and now we know why. Instead of attempting to hide deficiencies in our posture and performance, it’s my hope our report will help ensure we fix what went wrong so that a tragedy like this never happens again.”

Click here to read the full report as released by benghazi.house.gov.

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