David Sherfinski & Seth McLaughlin
The Washington Times
May 8, 2014

The House on Thursday moved closer toward establishing a select committee to investigate the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack on a U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, laying bare deep partisan divides on the issue that are likely to remain for at least as long as the committee does its work.


The House Thursday afternoon formally moved to debate establishing the committee, in a 224-192 vote which Republicans said was necessary because President Obama’s White House has not been sufficiently transparent on the circumstances surrounding the attack.

“This is not political — this is public policy at its most important level,” said Rep. Pete Sessions, Texas Republican. “This administration chose to deliberately mislead the United State Congress and we responded therein.”

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