May 2, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement praising the formation of a special investigative committee to investigate the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the Benghazi consulate:
"Speaker Boehner's reported decision to appoint a special committee to investigate the murder of four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stephens in Benghazi more than a year and a half ago is a great step in getting to the bottom of the decisions that led to leaving Americans behind for a full seven hours without military support. The news released this week that ties the Benghazi talking points directly to the White House along with a former National Security Advisor spokesperson's admission that President Obama never even bothered to go to the War Room during the crisis makes a special committee with full subpoena powers a necessity.
"The families of those murdered, and all of those who serve our nation in the military deserve an answer to the basic questions: Why were military assets not moved to protect the Benghazi consulate, and who made the final decision? And, who made up the talking points about a video being responsible when it wasn't?"