Representative James Lankford (R-OK) issued the following statement after the release of the Interim Progress Report for the Members of the House Republican Conference on the Events Surrounding the September 11, 2012 Terrorist Attacks in Benghazi, Libya.
After the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya that killed four Americans, five House Committees (Oversight & Government Reform, Armed Services, Judiciary, Intelligence, and Foreign Affairs) immediately began investigating the events that transpired that night. House leadership requested the Committees provide the interim progress report on the investigation thus far and details of the next steps.
"The congressional investigation of the attack on our consulate in Benghazi last year is far from over," said Lankford. "With a number of remaining unanswered questions and unaddressed issues, we will continue to press the Administration for the information they have not been forthright to release and to find ways to prevent the communications and securities failures of this terrible incident in the future.
"House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa has already alerted members of the Committee that we will continue our investigation with the knowledge gained from this report, as we seek answers and solutions. We must learn from mistakes and ensure that attacks like the one that claimed the lives of four Americans in Benghazi never happen again. But we must also move forward and continue to support Americans serving us in the field," concluded Lankford.