WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, today released the following statement regarding Speaker Boehner’s announcement that he intends for the House to vote to create a new select committee to investigate the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya:
“For nearly two years, House committees have been investigating the terrorist attack in Benghazi. This week it became abundantly clear that the Administration has been deliberately withholding documents that were subpoenaed by the House. From day one, I have supported every effort to uncover the truth and believe that the Administration’s obstruction is completely unacceptable and warrants a new level of investigation.
“As Chairman of the Rules Committee, I stand ready to act on establishing a Select Committee on Benghazi. It is my hope that the Select Committee will increase the public’s awareness regarding this tragic event, force the Administration to comply with the law, and provide answers for the American people.”