Griffin Applauds Decision to Establish Select Committee to Investigate Benghazi Terrorist Attack

WASHINGTON – Congressman Tim Griffin (AR-02) issued the following statement in response to today’s announcement from Speaker of the House John Boehner (OH-8) that the House will vote to establish a new select committee to investigate the September 11, 2012, terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that claimed the lives of four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens:

“It has been almost two years since the attack; the families and loved ones of the victims deserve justice, the Administration must be held accountable, and the American people deserve answers. I applaud Speaker Boehner’s decision to listen to the calls of the American people to address these important issues and establish a select committee to investigate the Benghazi terrorist attack.”

Rep. Griffin is an original cosponsor of Rep. Frank Wolf’s (VA-10) H.Res. 36, which would establish a select committee that would include the chairmen and ranking members of the current five committees investigating the attack and include seven additional members of Congress.

In January, Rep. Griffin sent a letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy urging them to support the establishment of a select committee to investigate the terrorist attack in Benghazi. It also requests that House leaders “pursue Congressional authorization to allow our military to utilize all available options to bring those who planned and carried out this tragic attack to justice.”  The full text of Rep. Griffin’s letter is linked here: [PDF].