It was bound to happen sooner or later. The GOP is calling for an investigation into the attack on our consulate in Benghazi. Does anyone else smell a witch-hunt brewing?
Sen. Lindsey Graham says Congress should investigate the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya last week.All we need is another faux investigation like the Fast and Furious debacle.
“The Obama Administration’s insistence that the attack on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya resulted from a riot inspired by a film, rather than a planned and coordinated attack, defies common sense," the South Carolina Republican said in a statement. "It is my belief, as stated by the Libyan president, that this was a coordinated attack by al-Qaeda or like-minded groups, and it points to severe lapses of security in a region where likely attacks can be anticipated. The bottom line is statements by the Obama Administration must be properly scrutinized, and that is the proper role of Congress.”
Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) proposed legislation last week that would mandate investigations of the recent attacks on U.S. missions in Libya, Egypt and Yemen. Graham said he supports the bill.
Here's a link the DeMint/Corker legislation in question.
DeMint, a South Carolina Republican, teamed up with Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., to introduce the measure, which asks the Obama administration to submit a report on the attacks within a month and recommend security upgrades at all U.S. missions within three months. DeMint and Corker are members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee...
DeMint, who has endorsed Romney, was one of a handful of Republicans to defend the former Massachusetts governor. He said Romney was "absolutely right" and that U.S. leaders "should never apologize for American freedom."
“The attacks on American embassies and diplomats are outrageous. The administration owes the American people detailed answers on how this happened and how it can be prevented in the future,” said Senator DeMint. “It now appears these violent acts may have been coordinated terrorist attacks against America around the anniversary of 9/11. There may have even been warnings beforehand. Americans need to know if we were properly prepared and what steps must be taken to protect our diplomats in these dangerous environments.”