House Democrats are asking for a chance to review the GOP’s report on the Benghazi terrorist attacks before it is released to the public.
The five Democrats on the House Select Committee on Benghazi sent a letter to Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) proposing a “joint report” on Benghazi that starts with findings shared by lawmakers in both parties “followed by areas on which reasonable people may disagree.”
Failing that, Democrats said they should be able to review a draft copy of the Republican-led committee’s work, in order to add “corrections, additional context or other input before you release it publicly.” In exchange, Democrats said they would let Republicans review their own opposing report for the same purpose.
Matt Wolking, a spokesman for the Benghazi committee, appeared to dismiss the Tuesday letter, suggesting Democrats would not be able to edit the report ahead of time.
“These do-nothing Democrats pretending to be interested in the truth are the same ones who refused to help with the investigation and wasted millions of dollars trying to undermine and obstruct it,” Wolking said in a statement.
“It’s obvious the Democrats aren’t serious, and their two-faced antics and dishonest distortions are just part of the political game they’re playing on the taxpayers’ dime,” he added.
“While they stick to knocking down their own straw men and trying to prove their predetermined political conclusions, Republicans are following the facts and working to provide answers to the families of the victims and the American people,” he added.
After more than two years of work, the Benghazi committee is preparing to release its report at some point in June, Gowdy said in an interview in May. That would put the release of the document before the Democratic National Convention, when Hillary Clinton — who was secretary of State at the time of the Benghazi attacks — could become her party’s nominee for president.
It’s come down to members of our Congress acting like 5th graders. Each side accusing the other side of leaking parts or interviews to create their own narrative. But the witch-hunt is over. The wicked witch has been found. Democrats just don’t want to hear it.
Democrats have accused Gowdy and his colleagues of launching a witch hunt against Clinton ahead of her likely nomination for president. Critics of the panel’s work have claimed that the protracted nature of its investigation was designed to do maximum damage to her campaign.
We all know what happened! Clinton lied. Obama lied. The administration lied. They could have helped save lives. Instead, they left Americans to die.
Security was requested dozens of time!…No response. They called for help! They were told to “STAND DOWN!”
Hillary’s response…..”What difference does it make?”
What difference does it make? Hopefully, enough difference where Hillary Clinton will NOT become our next president. Hopefully enough difference where justice will be served. Hopefully enough difference where the American people will stand up for justice and honor of our fellow Americans who died for our freedom. Hopefully enough difference where America will become great again.
It’s time for the witch-hunt to end. The wicked witch is dead.