Rep. Trey Gowdy Writes Op-Ed, Explains Why Benghazi Matters

Posted: May 08, 2014 4:17 PM
Rep. Trey Gowdy Writes Op-Ed, Explains Why Benghazi Matters

Special Committee head Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) expounded on the need for a deeper Benghazi attack probe in an article published by USA Today Wednesday night.

Benghazi matters because four of our fellow citizens were murdered under terrifying circumstances. Benghazi matters because a diplomatic facility emblematic and representative of our country was attacked and burned on the anniversary of 9/11. Benghazi matters because Americans deserve to know the truth from those entrusted to lead and govern….

Moreover, no one has been arrested, prosecuted, or punished for the murders of our fellow Americans. These outstanding questions, and others, are legitimate, and seeking the answer to these questions should be an apolitical process.

Facts are neither Republican nor Democrat. While our fellow citizens are free to draw varying conclusions and inferences from the facts, surely there can be consensus that every relevant fact must be uncovered.

There are still witnesses whose testimony has not been heard. Just last week, we learned the administration has withheld relevant documents from Congress, despite a subpoena request. Some produced documents are so heavily redacted as to be meaningless. The select committee should strive to uncover every relevant witness, document or other piece of evidence so our fellow citizens can know the facts and the full truth.

The USA Today editorial team penned a response to the piece, stating that while the White House was wrong to withhold information, there are more important issues Congress should address.

Naturally, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) retweeted the excerpt:

See how the Benghazi attack has unraveled in the Heritage Foundation’s photo timeline.