House Opens New Benghazi Inquiry
Republicans vote to create special panel for hearings
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 8, 2014 5:57 PM CDT
In this May 7, 2014, photo, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., leaves a closed-door Republican strategy meeting at the Capitol in Washington. He will lead the investigative committee.   (J. Scott Applewhite)

(Newser) – The House has voted to establish a new investigation of the deadly assault in Benghazi, with Republicans vowing to dig deeper in a search for truth. Democrats say the election-year inquiry is a political ploy to raise campaign cash and motivate GOP voters, and they're weighing a boycott. As Politico puts it, get ready for a "summer full of hearings about whether the White House bungled the response to the strike." Today's vote to create a select committee for the inquiry was 232-186.

Four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, died in the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the US diplomatic mission. Republicans accuse the Obama administration of misleading the American people about the nature of the attack during a presidential campaign and stonewalling multiple congressional inquiries. “This obfuscation and refusal to come clean to Congress has left us as well as the people of this country wondering what else is the White House hiding?” said Eric Cantor. Democrat Elijah Cummings, in turn, slammed the investigation as "partisan."

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ChuChu
May 13, 2014 10:44 AM CDT
1982 - President Ronald Reagan sends Marines to Lebanon on a peacekeeping mission. October 23, 1983 - At 6:22 am, a truck carrying 2000 pounds of explosives drives into the Marine compound in Beirut, Lebanon and crashes into the 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regimental Battalion Landing Team barracks killing 242 U.S. Marines. February 1984 – 3 months later, U.S. troops are withdrawn from Lebanon. November 1984 - Reagan re-elected 1985 - The Inman Report is released. It finds that proper steps were not taken to protect the barracks against terrorist attacks. 242 U.S. Marines died in Lebanon. 4 Americans died in Benghazi. Kill 242 of our best? Don’t worry, we’ll just whimper away. We’ll figure out what happened AFTER the re-election campaign is concluded. It seems the non-combat serving WWII “Bedtime for Bonzo” movie star didn’t know the difference between John Wayne movies and human beings being blown into bits of carne asada. Reagan showed terrorists that terrorism pays off.
KDickley
May 11, 2014 12:51 PM CDT
The previous investigations of Obama's scandalous coverups were stonewalled, and information had to be subpoenaed to get very few facts from the corrupt Demwits. New information has been revealed and the Republicans and concerned Democrats have a right to get the facts on Obama's scandals. We're still waiting for information of Eric Holder's gun running operation to the Mexican Drug cartels, the IRS targeting of people who don't agree or support Obama's socialist totalitarian view of what our government should be, the NSA spying on innocent Americans, the Benghazi coverup, and the Obummercare lie. Obozo the Clown's most transparent presidency is not so transparent is it, Democrats?
baguio23
May 9, 2014 2:16 PM CDT
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/05/08/how-republicans-twist-benghazi.html Breakdown of the various investations's conclusions so far. This is a dumb get out the vote of .........republicans., You fill it in.