Boehner Backs Vote for Select Committee to Probe Benghazi Attack

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Raising the stakes in a showdown between Republicans and President Obama, House Speaker John Boehner today called on the House to vote to form a select committee to investigate the Benghazi terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2012.

“Americans learned this week that the Obama administration is so intent on obstructing the truth about Benghazi that it is even willing to defy subpoenas issued by the standing committees of the people’s House,” Boehner, R-Ohio, wrote in a statement. “These revelations compel the House to take every possible action to ensure the American people have the truth about the terrorist attack on our consulate that killed four of our countrymen.”

In light of the new emails, the House will vote o whether to establish a new select committee “to investigate the attack, provide the necessary accountability, and ensure justice is finally served,” Boehner writes.

This week, an email from National Security Council communications adviser Ben Rhodes surfaced which coached then-U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice’s round of interviews “to show that these protests were rooted in an Internet video, and not a broader failure of policy.”

Those emails released this week by the Obama administration “were the straw that broke the camel’s back,” according to a top congressional source.

“The Speaker was furious to learn that the administration withheld relevant documents from a congressional subpoena,” the source said on the condition of anonymity. “He’s sick and tired of this evasion and obstruction from the administration, and wants a solution to finally force accountability, get the truth, and provide justice.”

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