Congressman Burgess’ Statement on the Benghazi Investigation
Posted by on September 11, 2013 | comments
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Congressman Burgess’ Statement on the Benghazi Investigation

Washington, D.C. — Today Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (TX-26) released the following statement on the one year anniversary of the attack on our consulate in Benghazi.

“On this solemn date, we remember all those who lost their lives 12 years ago in the September 11th attacks.  It is also important, however, that we remember those who were killed in the attacks on our consulate in Benghazi one year ago today.  While some of the details of that attack have been uncovered, there is still much work to be done.  I am as committed as ever to uncovering the truth as to why American lives were lost on that day, why there was no U.S. response and how we can keep it from happening again.

Despite the administration’s early claims that this was not a terrorist attack, the efforts of five congressional Committees have found otherwise.  Over the course of seven committee hearings, 19 classified briefings, and the review of thousands of page of documents, their work has uncovered substantial flaws in embassy security and counter-terrorism policy.  There is still significant investigation left to be done as to the conditions that led to the attack on our consulate, as well as the failure of the administration to bring the perpetrators to justice.  I urge Congress to continue their vital oversight role in finding out the truth behind this attack and ensuring that it can never happen again.”

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