Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–October 1, 2015. Yesterday, Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth, a Member of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, issued the following statement in response to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s recent comments on the Benghazi Committee’s purpose:
“From the beginning, I have been committed to approaching this Committee’s work in a serious, non-partisan manner. I have done my best to remain focused on understanding the lessons learned from the Benghazi tragedy to make sure no American Diplomat, no American life, no American Servicemember, is ever put in the same kind of jeopardy again. Unfortunately, after 16 months and millions of taxpayer dollars, the Committee is no closer to that goal. The Majority Leader’s rare moment of candor while appearing on Fox News confirmed the worst fears about the Select Committee he helped create.
It confirms that the majority has wasted millions of taxpayer dollars simply to score political points against the frontrunner for the Democratic Presidential nomination, Secretary Clinton. And far worse, the Majority Leader’s partisan disclosure breaks the promise we made to the victims’ families to make sure a tragedy of this magnitude never happens again. The decent thing to do is to wrap up the Committee’s work as soon as possible.”