By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
In the past couple of weeks the Obama (D) administration has begun attacking House Republicans for wasting time investigating what they call “phony scandals”. In an email to her constituents in Alabama’s Second Congressional District, Congresswoman Martha Roby (R) from Montgomery defended the House’s use of it’s constitutional review powers to hold hearings on the Benghazi attack.
On Friday, Representative Roby wrote, “Friends, Last week President Obama insisted that the recent uncovering of government abuse at the IRS and probes into the September 11 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya were just “phony scandals.” The truth is, recent revelations into government misconduct are very real and deeply concerning for most Americans. It seems some in Washington have forgotten that the government works FOR the people, not the other way around.”
Rep. Roby continued, “On Wednesday, I convened the third briefing of the House Armed Services Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee looking into the military’s role in the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya. Our goal was to probe deeper to determine our level of preparedness on that day.”
Rep. Roby wrote, “We heard testimony from Colonel George Bristol, who commanded North and West Africa military forces during the time of the attack. I appreciate Col. Bristol appearing to testify on his last day in uniform. The briefing was thorough and productive. Col. Bristol’s testimony further confirms that, despite White House claims, we were not adequately prepared to protect Americans on that very important day in that very dangerous place.”
On September 11, 2012, our consulate in Benghazi, Libya was attacked and four Americans including our ambassador to Libya were killed. We now know that the Benghazi attack was coordinated by international terrorists who are still at large; but at the time some in the Obama administration, including our Ambassador to the United Nations (Susan Rice), claimed that the attack was a spontaneous popular response to an obscure anti-Islamic movie. Some in Congress suspect that that story was part of an intentional disinformation campaign to mislead the public in the weeks approaching the Presidential election.
Rep. Roby said that the evidence shows that the U.S. was not prepared for that attack on September 11th of last year and, “We have to make sure this never happens again.”
Representative Roby discussed these developments with Fox New’s Mike Emanuel. You can watch his Benghazi report by clicking here:
Rep. Roby announced, “I’ll soon be traveling throughout Central and Southeast Alabama for a number of town hall meetings meant to give me the opportunity to listen directly to your concerns about issues important to you. Stay tuned for updates on where I’ll be throughout the month of August.”
Congresswoman Roby represents Alabama’s Second Congressional District the stretches from the South east corner of the state to Montgomery. This is the conservative Representative’s second term in the United States Congress.