GOP members insist the investigation is not politically driven, pointing out that they want to find out the truth about the Benghazi attacks.
A new select group of house Republicans is slated to take a deeper look into the 2012 Benghazi attacks. In early May, the Republican-controlled house voted to establish a 12-member panel, comprised of key leaders on both sides of the aisle. The committee has been tasked with investigating the specifics surrounding the attacks that killed three American civilians, as well as the U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens.
According to MSN, the panel will look into a number of topics, such as exploring the actions of President Obama the night of the attack, insufficient security at the site of the attacks, and why there was no U.S. military intervention. In addition, the panel will determine whether or not the Obama administration hid any evidence regarding the attacks.
Opponents of the Benghazi panel claim it is a strategic political move by the Republican Party to gain seats during the next election cycle in November. GOP members insist the investigation is not politically driven, pointing out that they want to find out the truth about the Benghazi attacks.
Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) expressed her disdain for the panel on CNN’s State of the Union Sunday. “It’s a hunting mission for a lynch mob,” she said, noting that the investigation has already received ample attention and oversight. Feinstein claims her committee, in addition to other congressional committees, have investigated the matter thoroughly and have concluded there was no cover up by the White House.
“Our [committee] report was bipartisan, and [questions] were certainly answered to the satisfaction of the intelligence committee,” Feinstein added.