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Blackburn Votes to Establish Select Committee on Benghazi


Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) today issued the following statement on her vote in support of a House resolution to establish a select committee to investigate the events surrounding the attack on the United States Consulate in Benghazi. H.Res. 567 passed the House on a vote of 232-186.

"Almost two years ago, four Americans lost their lives as the result of a terrorist attack on the United States Consulate in Benghazi. Despite the tireless investigative work by a number of House committees, the Obama Administration has been less than cooperative in providing us with all the facts. They've withheld information, refused to answer questions, and obstructed our inquiries at every turn.

"This select committee is absolutely necessary in our continuing effort to get to the bottom of what went wrong in Benghazi. We have a responsibility to hold this administration accountable. The American people deserve to know the truth. And it is only appropriate that we proceed with this select committee to provide the families of these four brave Americans with the answers they deserve."

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