Roby named to Benghazi committee
U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, has been named to a committee that will examine the Benghazi attack of two years ago.
House Speaker John Boehner named Roby to the House Select Committee on the Events Surrounding the 2012 Terrorist Attack in Benghazi.
On Sept. 11, 2012, U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed in an attack on an American diplomatic compound.
The protection of that mission and the subsequent reporting from federal authorities became controversial, and the House of Representatives passed legislation Thursday establishing the committee.
“It is the duty of Congress to seek answers on the activities of the government on behalf of the American people,” Roby said in a press release. “Lingering questions about the Benghazi attack and continued White House obstruction compel us to form this select committee and continue the search for truth.”
As chairman of the Armed Services Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, Roby oversaw an investigation into the military aspect of the attack.
In the press release, Roby said that subcommittee’s focus was too narrow.
Boehner also named Trey Gowdy (Chairman, R-S.C.), Lynn Westmoreland (R-Ga.), Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), Peter Roskam (R-Ill.), Mike Pompeo (R-Kansas) and Susan Brooks (R-Ind.) to the committee.
None of the five spots allocated to Democratic representatives have been filled.
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