Heartless Democrats Walk Out on Testimony of Families of Fallen in Benghazi


In a move that illustrates why the overwhelming majority of Americans have grown to despise partisan politics – and come to be understandably offended by the actions of the Left, Progressives and Democrats on the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee executed – under the guise of protest – one of the most insensitive and disrespectful actions in the history of the United States House of Representatives. They staged a pre-planned and organized "walkout" before the testimonies of the families of those slaughtered in Benghazi on September 11, 2012.

Those elected to office are sent to Washington to represent the whole of their constituencies, not just those with whom they agree. By staging this inarguably childish – and ultimately selfish – political theater, they have abdicated their responsibility to represent those with whom they disagree ideologically. This is an abdication of their obligation to the office; to their constituents. It is an action that even their supporters should abhor and, in fact, penalize them for.

The Capitalism Institute reports:

Earlier today, an important hearing regarding the attack on Benghazi was being held by the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee. The parents of the Benghazi heroes who died fighting to protect the US consulate were about to speak.

Then, in a turn of events that's disgusting even by DC standards, most of the Democrats stood up and walked out. Apparently, they were either protesting or trying to show disrespect — either way, if there was any honor in their districts at all, this would end their careers...

Here's the list of people who walked out:

  • Carolyn Maloney (P-NY)
  • Danny Davis (P-IL)
  • Eleanor Holmes Norton (P-DC)
  • Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA)
  • Jim Cooper (D-TN)
  • John Tierney (P-MA)
  • Mark Pocan (P-WI)
  • Matt Cartwright (P-PA)
  • Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM)
  • Peter Welch (P-VT)
  • Stephen Lynch (D-MA)
  • Steven Horsford (P-NV)
  • Tammy Duckworth (P-IL)
  • Tony Cardenas (D-CA)
  • William Lacy Clay (D-MO)

Remember, last week John Kerry stopped the Benghazi survivors from being even questioned by congress.

What were these vicious ideologues trying to prove? Was it so that they could be indignant to the point of insulting parents and family, who had to receive coffins in place of an embrace from their loved ones as they returned home from serving their country?

What was the statement the country was supposed to take away from their actions? That they are too good to listen to the grief that their political party's infantile foreign policy has foisted onto these families?

Will these indignant Progressive and Liberal zealots have us believe that there was some "higher principle" to take away from their affront to the aggrieved; some "larger purpose" to their hate-filled and arrogant actions?

Progressives and Liberals would have you believe that their party – the Democrat Party – is the party of compassion and understanding; that the Democrat Party is the political party that commiserates with those affected by "social injustice" and morally transgressed in our country. The actions of these fifteen intellectual reprobates prove – in no uncertain terms – that Progressives couldn't care less about those they disagree with, even when life has been lost...even when life has been lost in the service of our country...even when life has been lost in the service of our country at their political party's direction (or indirection, if you will).

The mother of slain diplomat Sean Smith, in probably the most moving comment of the session, asked:

"Every time I see this on TV, I see these bloody fingerprints crawling down the wall of that Benghazi place, and I keep asking everybody...'Do those belong to my son?!'"

How can any human being – elected to office or not, ideologue or not – care less about this woman's torture; care less about that singularly important question? What kind of monster(s) ignores this woman's plea for answers?

With each footstep that each of these fifteen political derelicts took leading to the doors of the committee chamber, we should all remember that those were footsteps that Amb. Chris Stevens, Diplomat Sean Smith, and former Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty will never – ever – be able to take...anywhere...ever.

I think it is safe to say that the actions of these fifteen "lawmakers" exemplify the worst in American politics today.

The sad thing in all of this is that there are people who will vote for these national disgraces again in 2014, dismissing their cruel and unusual actions against the grieving families of the Benghazi dead. To those people I say, when you cast your vote for one of these fifteen, take note of the blood dripping from your hand, because it is there.

I must say, over the years I have become thoroughly disgusted with the Progressive movement for their selfish, narcissistic and ignorant nature. This action seals it.

God bless those who lost their lives in the Benghazi slaughter, for which our Commander-In-Chief offered no aid; for which our President and his Progressive minions have affected no justice. And God protect those who grieve for their loss.

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About Frank Salvato
Frank Salvato is the Executive Director for BasicsProject.org a non-partisan, 501(c)(3) research and education initiative focusing on Constitutional Literacy and the threats of Islamic jihadism and Progressive neo-Marxism. His writing has been recognized by the US House International Relations Committee and the Japan Center for Conflict Prevention. His organization, BasicsProject.org, partnered in producing the original national symposium series addressing the root causes of radical Islamist terrorism. He is a member of the International Analyst Network and has been a featured guest on al Jazeera's Listening Post, Radio Belgrade One, ITN Production’s Truthloader Program in the UK and on Russia Today. Mr. Salvato sits on the board of directors for Founders Alliance USA, a solutions-oriented non-profit organization. He also serves as the managing editor for The New Media Journal. Mr. Salvato has appeared on The O'Reilly Factor on FOX News Channel, and was featured in the documentary, “Ezekiel and the MidEast ‘Piece’ Process: Israel’s Neighbor States.” He is the author of the series Understanding the Threat of Radical Islam, an educational pamphlet series. Mr. Salvato is a regular guest on talk radio including on The Captain's America Radio Show, nationally syndicated by the Phoenix Broadcasting and ABC Starguide Satellite Networks, catering to the US Armed Forces around the world. He is also heard weekly on The Roth Show with Dr. Laurie Roth syndicated nationally on the IRN-USA Radio Network. Mr. Salvato’s opinion and analysis have been published by The American Enterprise Institute, The Washington Times, Accuracy in Media, Human Events, and are syndicated nationally. He is a featured political writer for EducationNews.org, BigGovernment.com, Examiner.com and TavernKeepers.com. He is occasionally quoted in The Federalist.
  • http://Inquisitr.com/ Wolff Bachner

    As a journalist who has spent one horrifying and frustrating year covering Benghazi, I am outraged. As a gamer, who played Eve Online and thought the world of Sean Smith, who was beloved to everyone in the online gaming world, I am disgusted to the point of utter screaming fury.

    OBAMA LIED AND GOOD MEN DIED!! NEVER FORGET. NEVER FORGIVE.

    All I can say is this to Patricia Smith, Not a day goes by that I don't think of Sean and his beautiful family. Not a day goes by that his friends in Eve Online don't think of him and shed a tear. Not a day will ever go by that I will not continue to fight for Justice for Sean, Tyrone, Glen and Ambassador Stevens with every word I write about Benghazi until the truth is told and obama pays for his treason.

    • 2012riskall

      THANK YOU FELLOW AMERICAN AND GOD BLESS YOU. I AM SURE THE PARENTS APPRECIATE YOUR SINCERITY. KEEP WRITING...

  • Philip Sieve

    It doesn't serve their agenda and sounds negative about their half-black god, so they don't care. Obamacare? Sob storytell on.

  • bigD

    Who besides me believes that these "public servants" will pay absolutely no price for any of the monstrous things they do to the people they "represent" ??? That is exactly why they behave so horribly. They spit in our faces, ignore our demands, consider us morons, too stupid to have valid opinions and talk down to us like we are naughty children yet the same people they treat like scum keep reelecting them time and time again!! Wait!! ,now that I have had time to think about it maybe our elected officials have a point. A country whose people keep these monsters in office for life after all the evil they have witnessed have to have mental problems. Weather it is low I.Q's or insanity is not for me to say: I just wish that I wasn't being forced to go along on this ride to national destruction.

  • LittleMoose

    What is the "P" after their names? Are they trying to confuse you from knowing that they are Democrats? Does the "P" stand for Progressive? This is as bad as Jane Fonda in North Viet Nam. Disgusting! Where are the calls for recall?

  • J J

    Despicable behavior on the part of these heartless Democrats. They don't have the compassion or sympathy or empathy to stay and listen to ones who are suffering from losses due to the incompetence of Democrat leaders. How arrogant of them!!!

    • 2012riskall

      LOOK WHO PAYS THEIR SALARY, THE FAT HEALTH CARE WHILE WE GET OCARE SHOVED DOWN OUR THROAT BECAUSE NO ONE STANDS FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, BUT TRUE PATRIOTS LIKE CRUZ, LEE AND A FEW OTHERS. V O T E T H E O T H E R S O UT IN 2014!