By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Thursday, October 22, former Secretary of State and Democratic Presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton endured hours of cross examination by the Select Committee on Benghazi. Congresswoman Terri A Sewell (D-Selma) was in attendance and declared that the proceeding are a “witch hunt.”
US Representative Sewell wrote on Twitter and Facebook, “Attending the Benghazi hearing now. After 9.5 hours of testimony today… This is a witch hunt and no more taxpayer money should be spent on this GOP charade!! Free Hillary! It’s time to go home!!!!”
Rep. Sewell is a Hillary Clinton supporter for President in 2016. She hosted a Hillary Clinton fundraiser in Birmingham on Saturday, when Mrs. Clinton spoke at the Alabama Democratic Conference convention in Hoover.
On May 8, 2014, the House of Representatives adopted HR567 establishing the Select Committee on the Events Surrounding the 2012 Terrorist Attack in Benghazi, Libya. The Select Committee is comprised of seven Republican House Members and five Democratic House Members. Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-South Carolina) is the Chairman of the Committee. Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-Maryland) serves as the Ranking Member for the Committee.
Rep. Cummings has been highly critical of the investigation. He told former Secretary of State Clinton: “I don’t know what we want from you! Do we want to badger you over and over again until you get tired, until we get a ‘Gotcha’ moment?” “We’re better than using taxpayer dollars to try to destroy a campaign! That’s not what America is all about. So you can comment if you like. I just had to get that off of my chest,” Cummings said, as Democrats in the room applauded.
On September 11, 2012, the American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya was attacked and stormed by heavily armed terrorists. Four Americans including Ambassador Chris Stevens were killed in the attack and another dozen or so were wounded. The Secretary of State at the time was Hillary Clinton.
Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell represents Alabama’s Seventh Congressional District.