John Boehner Says He’s Not Allowing Select Committee Investigation Into Benghazi


You read that right. Speaker of the House and RINO extraordinaire John Boehner (R-OH) is denying a select committee probe that would investigate the Benghazi attack, even though there is mounting support in the House for doing just that.

We told you earlier that Congressman Frank Wolf (R-VA) put forth a resolution back in January which has gained over 100 supporters in the House of Representatives and that the mother of slain information management officer Sean Smith, Patricia Smith, supports Wolf's resolution to get to the bottom of the attacks in Benghazi.

However, Boehner defended his position on Monday. "The reason I haven't called for a select committee yet is that I don't think it's risen to that level," Boehner told Fox News.

"The five committees that have jurisdiction over this matter are working closely together," said Boehner. "They're getting the job done."

The number of supporters of Wolf's resolution has now climbed to 117.

Boehner has said it would be a waste of time and money. The Hill reports,

Boehner has asked the five committees of jurisdiction to give the conference a progress report on their investigations, The Hill reported last week.

"If, at some point, it's necessary to have the select committee, I'll be happy to do it," he told Fox.

Conservative groups argue the probes by standing committees have been unfocused and are pressuring Boehner to launch the select committee. The special panel's defenders say it would have extraordinary powers to pry information out of the White House and the State Department, which they accuse of stonewalling.

"It is incumbent upon Speaker John Boehner to take the Benghazi select committee resolution to the House floor now that it has the support of the majority of the majority with 117 co-sponsors that run the ideological spectrum," said David Bossie, the president of Citizens United, whose campaign has netted more than 5,000 letters to Congress. 

Bossie added, "Four Americans were murdered by terrorists over seven months ago and we still do not have any accountability because the various investigations by standing committees have been incomplete and unfocused."

"We'll see more of this in the progress report, but we're going to see more in a way of hearings here," Boehner said. "This is a progress report. And we've got a lot more that we need … to learn about this.

"I've been concerned about this since last September. I don't think that we've gotten to the bottom of what did the State Department know; when did they know it; why they didn't take action?" he added. "And then, during the attack itself, why weren't assets brought in? Why wasn't our government doing more to protect the Americans who were on the ground?"

There is no doubt that it would require money, but that isn't a concern for this Congress. After all they are helping to pass continuing resolutions, "fiscal cliff" deals and fund the entire implementation of Obamacare. You would think they would consider seriously an attack on a US Ambassador, resulting in four Americans dying a little more seriously. Well some are, but John Boehner seems to be one that is all too eager to quash this resolution despite its support.

Always leading by not leading, eh John?

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  • Debbie Hogan Tate

    We need to overload his phones, email and twitter everyday asking for a select committee probe! EVERYDAY and ALL DAY!!

  • Debbie Hogan Tate

    OPEN THE LOGS of the state department computers! That will tell us who saw the emails (cables)! You have to sign in to view them! Every time you view them!! OPEN THE STATE DEPARTMENT LOGS!!

  • ordinary american

    Can we impeach the Speaker of the House?

    • Debbie Hogan Tate

      Or can we do a recall? Something to get him out of there! But who would he be replaced with??!!

    • ordinary american

      Someone who will keep his campaign promises. Someone who will look out for you and I. Someone who does not accept whatever the White House shoves down our throat.

  • voncile fullwood

    2014 the traitor's has to go starting with all the liars

  • voncile fullwood

    one piece of crap,defending another piece of crap,Boehner, when it is time for you to go you will go with the rest no guts,no balls,and your brain has been fried

  • petie3

    Boehner may be stalling so he can pull his guns out at the critical time which is summer of 2014. Or he may be under Obama's spell which is the Chicago way; Boehner has children and may have received death threats from Obama (via some minion or other) which is also the Chicago way.

  • trackfodder

    RECALL that rino jerk and let's get on with dumping B.O.

  • John Patriot

    John Boehner; we are watching you. If you don't get off your ass and do your duty to protect our country from tyranny, and you know its there, not only will you not be Speaker, but you will not have a job in congress. Do you want to stand next to nancy paloci and hairy reid in obomba's wax museum? Newt was and still is ten times the Speaker of the House you are, so GET OFF YOUR ASS and protect the Constitution from the hands of communism. You surely will not be the leader of the new revolution if and when it comes.

    A staunch Republican

    • Joseph Harris

      yeah right, his constituents are as blind as Helen Keller and as dumb as any Kim Kardashian fan. it's the only reason he's been in office as long as he has, they're too stupid to get rid of him.

  • Elise Lefort

    this is an outrage! of course the "investigations" are unfocused. the truth is embarrassing to the administration, so they waste money and buy time to make up a BS "report" that is meant to hide the facts!

  • afanaglenn

    Of course, Boehner has to protect his buddy, Obama. Boehner is a republican in name only, and the only way he could get elected was to pretend that he was a conservative.

  • patriot

    This chocolate Jesus will ruin this once great country anyway he can !!!!!!!

  • gawxxx

    it's time to turn washington d.c. into a "sink hole" and start over !!!!!!!

  • anitaphillips

    Boehner grow some balls, it is time for you to step up to the plate and get to the bottom of this!!! It is time for you and the other Rhinos to do what is right!!! It is time for Obama, Hilary and Eric Holder and anyone else that knows the truth to spill their guts instead of lieing like a rug!!! You owe it to the people that died and that is why it is so important!! This government is the sneakiest, most corrupt, gov that we have ever had!! I do not know how they have gotten away with so much, you canmnot even believe them when they say HELLO!!! IMPEACH!!IMPEACH!!! AND THROW THE REST IN JAIL AND THROW AWAY THE KEY OR BETTER YET HANG THE WHOLE BUNCH OF THEM AND SAVE THE PRICE OF A TRAIL!!! Where is the lynching mob when you need them!!! Anita D. Phillips

    • Debbie Hogan Tate

      If they can't be hanged then send them to GITMO!

  • PatCindyCunningham

    If Boehner actually said that he is either drunk or payed off. If their is no select committee Obama walks into History. Maybe like Nixon he is getting a pass. The first Black President.
    In my opinion History has an out on this one. Obama is half white. They can blame that side of him and crucify him for his evil. That way, everyone wins.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jean.appleton.3 Jean Appleton

    "boner"is a disgusting cowardess traitor to our country and needs to pay if he does not get that select committee. We know damn well you are stalling because you know they are guilty. Do your job or get the f out.

  • fraudcop

    With this administration, and the Democrats controlling congress, the issue of the Benghazi investigation is not a concern. With the Attorney General giving the finger to a contempt of congress resolution over the Fast and Furious case, they have things well under control. There could be video tape of the orders being given to stand down in Benghazi and there would still be nothing done about it.