WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Non-proliferation & Trade, issued the following statement on the House vote to establish a Select Committee on Benghazi.

“On September 11, 2012, terrorists stormed the American consulate in Benghazi. Four Americans were murdered. 19 months later, their killers still roam free. Today, there are more questions than answers. The American people are still not sure what happened that night and the days following. 

Several House Committees launched investigations into the attack, but were stonewalled at every turn. Subpoenas were issued and ignored. Last week we learned from a White House email that there may have been a politically motivated effort to purposely deceive Congress and the American people about what really happened. This new evidence leaves us with no other choice but to establish a Select Committee.

 

I commend the Speaker for establishing this committee. It is the historical role and duty of the people’s House to ensure that the full story is told even if the truth may not be politically convenient. This should happen no matter what party is in power. The families of the slain Americans and the American people deserve to know the truth. Every other method we have at our disposal has failed because the Administration has not cooperated. A Select Committee, with its aggressive subpoena power, will get the real story of what happened that night.”   

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