May 2, 2014

Whip McCarthy Statement on the House Establishing a Select Committee on Benghazi

Washington D.C. – House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on a House Select Committee about the Benghazi attack:

This week, the White House was forced to release documents that showed the Administration blatantly misled the American public in the days directly following the terrorist attack on our diplomatic mission in Benghazi.

House committees of jurisdiction tasked to investigate what happened in Benghazi have worked tirelessly to uncover the truth about this attack, but the Obama Administration still withheld relevant documents despite multiple Congressional subpoenas. They have willfully disregarded our subpoenas and this information is only now available to the American public because of a Freedom of Information Act request made by a group named Judicial Watch. This is outrageous and entirely unacceptable.

We cannot tolerate the Administration’s continued evasion and obstruction and the American people need answers, which is why we are taking the extraordinary step of appointing a special select committee to get to the bottom of this.