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Libya and Egypt


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Many of you have contacted me over the past month to share your concerns about the Obama Administration's troubling response to the terrorist attacks directed at our diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt. I absolutely understand your frustration and anger. The American people deserve an honest exchange from their elected representatives. We deserve to know the truth about the events surrounding the attacks on our consulates and embassies in the Middle East, and we need to know the actions taken by the White House and the U.S. Department of State prior to and following the violence.

I would like to take this opportunity to tell you that Congress is actively pressing the Administration to provide the American people with the truth about September 11, 2012. Additionally, this week, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) sent a letter to President Obama calling on him to provide the American people with the answers they need to cope with this tragedy.

I applaud my colleagues' leadership, and hope that the Administration chooses to be forthcoming in the weeks ahead. We cannot sufficiently protect our men and women serving overseas if we do not know the truth about our intelligence failures.

In these important days and weeks, may God bless you, your family, and the world's beacon of freedom, America.

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