House Majority Leader Eric Cantor today released the following statement highlighting the ongoing House action to get to the bottom of the Benghazi terrorist attack:
“For the past year, the Obama Administration has failed to provide sufficient answers about what happened during the Benghazi terrorist attack. It is deeply disappointing that one year later the perpetrators of this horrific attack, which killed four innocent Americans, have not been brought to justice. Beyond Benghazi, the Administration has failed to put forward a coherent strategy to combat the continuing threat posed to the United States and its allies by al Qaeda, Hizballah and other extremist terrorist organizations.
“This week, the House will hold three hearings to examine the Administration’s inadequate response to Benghazi. The Foreign Affairs Committee will seek answers about the State Department’s failure to hold any State officials accountable. The Oversight Committee will hear from Admiral Michael Mullen and Ambassador Thomas Pickering who found ‘systemic failures’ and ‘leadership deficiencies’ within the State Department that resulted in ‘grossly inadequate’ security in Benghazi. The Armed Services Committee will examine the preparedness of the Defense Department to respond to similar terrorist attacks today.
“Additionally, the Intelligence Committee continues to hold hearings on efforts to find and bring these terrorists to justice and will conduct interviews with two CIA officers who were on the ground in Benghazi during the attacks this month. The Oversight Committee will pursue additional interviews with survivors of the attacks and issue subpoenas if the State Department doesn't comply with the request. House Republicans will not stop until we get to the truth. We will not rest until we have answers about what happened and we ensure it will never happen again.”