Gerlach supports establishing Select Committee on Benghazi

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Exton, May 2 | comments

Congressman Jim Gerlach (PA-6th District0), released the following statement Friday regarding House Speaker John Boehner’s announcement that the House will vote next week to create a Select Committee to investigate the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi that killed four Americans:

"The families of the four victims of this attack and the American people have been waiting 599 days for honest answers from the Administration about what happened in Benghazi and the public statements from senior leaders in the Administration in the days and weeks after the attack. I applaud Speaker Boehner for his commitment to pursuing the truth about Benghazi and ensuring the House exercises its responsibility to provide thorough and effective oversight on an issue as important as this one. The recent release of 41 documents related to the White House's handling of the attacks should open everyone's eyes to the fact that we've waited too long for answers and we've tolerated far too much stonewalling from the Administration. I support giving the Select Committee the resources and time to conduct interviews, subpoena documents and hold public hearings needed to get the public and the victims' families the answers they deserve."

Gerlach is a co-sponsor of H. Res. 36 to create a Select Committee to investigate the Benghazi attack and the U.S. response to the attack. The bill authored by Congressman Frank Wolf of Virginia, is endorsed by The American Legion, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, the editorial page of The Wall Street Journal, respected national security leaders, such as former Attorney General Mukasey, as well as some of the family members of the Benghazi victims.

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