By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
For Months following the attack on the American Consulate, Congresswoman Martha Roby (R) from Montgomery led the investigation into the attack as part of her job as Chair of the House Armed Forces Subcommittee assigned to investigations, an investigation that was largely ignored by the liberal main stream media. On Friday, May 9, U.S. Representative Roby was assigned to return to that investigation.
Rep. Roby said to constituents, “You may have heard by now that Speaker Boehner asked me to serve on the House Select Committee on Benghazi – a solemn and significant responsibility that I accepted. The Benghazi attack was a terrible tragedy, and we still mourn the four Americans that were brutally murdered that day. However, the Administration’s explanation for exactly what happened that day and why has been far from clear, both in the immediate aftermath and months later.”
Rep. Roby continued, “It is the duty of Congress to seek answers on the activities of the government on behalf of the American people. Lingering questions about the Benghazi attack and continued White House obstruction compel us to form this Select Committee and continue the search for truth. Benghazi is a familiar subject for me. During my time as chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, I led the inquiry into military activities surrounding the attack. Our jurisdiction was limited to the Department of Defense, but there are many more layers to the Benghazi story, including our intelligence community, the State Department, and, of course, the White House. A select committee with broader jurisdiction will better connect these dots and provide a clearer picture.”
The Conservative Congresswoman said, “I am committed to working with Chairman Gowdy and my colleagues on the Select Committee to conduct a thorough, judicious, and unbiased pursuit of facts. As can be the case in Washington, tension over the Benghazi attacks has at times become a political issue on both sides. As Chairman Gowdy said, politics will have no place in this process. Facts aren’t Republican or Democratic. Facts are stubbornly impartial, and I’m committed to pursuing the facts wherever they may lead.”
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R) from South Carolina has been assigned to Chair the investigation.
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R) from Mobile said: “The American people deserve answers about the loss of four American diplomats, including Ambassador Stevens, in the tragic events at Benghazi. With the release of new information last week indicating the White House may have played a role in shaping the Administration’s factually inaccurate message in the aftermath of these attacks, it is very clear there is more beneath surface we need to discover. Representative Gowdy has shown a consistent tenacity and leadership in demanding answers on this issue, and I wholeheartedly support his selection as Chairman of this critical committee.”
Representative Martha Roby is seeking a third term in the U.S. Congress.