Leader Cantor Discusses House Select Committee On Benghazi With Greta
May 5, 2014
Contact: Doug Heye, Megan Whittemore

What Else Is The White House Covering Up?: “I would hope that Democrats just like Republicans want to get to the bottom of the situation, and get the facts out there. The public has a right to know what else the White House is covering up, what else they are hiding. I think the Democrats just like Republicans should want to make sure that a President does not and cannot ignore the oversight process. Clearly, we have an instance where there was a court order that resulted in the revelation of an email that the White House had been withholding from Congressional subpoena. Again, I’m hopeful and I think that they ultimately will do the right thing and participate in this process.”

Select Committee Is Part Of Checks & Balances: “First of all, I am proud of the work that has been done thus far. There has been a lot of serious work that has been done to try and get to the bottom of this situation. Obviously, the longstanding impact here is about being honest with the public and stopping any kind of deceit or cover up on the part of the White House. This Select Committee is going to be able to focus its energies on ensuring that the White House is going to be held accountable and that it cannot just ignore Congressional oversight. This is a part of our government, a part of the checks and balances that we’re about. I know that we’re going to embark with Chairman Gowdy’s leadership on a very serious effort to make sure that this is exposed, and longstanding, to make sure that our policy in the Middle East and in North Africa actually can be one that will stop any future terrorist attack from occurring.”

House To Vote This Week To Form Select Committee: “There will be a vote this week to form this committee. Going forward, I know that Chairman Gowdy, a terrific and serious legislator, is going to do a great job in leading this effort.”