By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Republicans in the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee have been hearing troubling testimony about the Obama Administration response to the attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi and about a possible coverup conducted by the administration. Congressman Martha Roby (R) from Montgomery said that there are still too many questions about Benghazi.
Representative Roby said on Facebook, “The American people won’t tolerate being lied to. There are still too many questions and not enough answers surrounding what happened in Benghazi last September. I applaud the brave individuals who stepped forward yesterday to share their story with the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. To be clear, I do not intend to let up on this issue until we get some straight answers from the Obama administration. Again, the American people won’t tolerate being lied to, and it’s Congress’s responsibility to ensure the truth comes out.”
Congresswoman Roby said in a written statement, “So far, we haven’t gotten a straight answer about what happened. First, the White House told us to wait for the investigation to finish. Now that more of the truth is emerging, the White House tries to brush off the issue telling us, ‘Benghazi happened a long time ago.’ It’s clear to me that questions still remain about what happened in Benghazi, including why a request for military assistance was reportedly turned town. It is Congress’s responsibility to ask questions and look into situations like this that don’t add up.”
Representative Roby said, “We live in a dangerous world, and the threat of an attack like this is always present. When an attack of this magnitude occurs, the government must be upfront about what happened and why. The American people won’t tolerate being lied to, and it’s Congress’ responsibility to ensure the truth is told.”
On Wednesday, Congressional hearings were held on the September 11, 2012 attack on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed six Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stephens.
Rep. Roby said, “I applaud the brave individuals who came forward to share their story. Hopefully, as more attention is brought to this issue, Americans will finally learn what really happened in Benghazi.
The hearings were called by House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R) from California and featured so called “whistleblowers” who were serving in Libya at the time of the attack. The witnesses claimed that their mission to come to the aid of the besieged consulate was told to stand down by their superiors in Washington.
The administration denies that there was any coverup and still claims that there was no organized effort to deceive the public about Benghazi in the weeks following the attack.
Congressman Martha Roby represents Alabama’s Second Congressional District.