Victims' Rights Caucus

Speeches

WASHINGTON, November 13 -

Mr. Speaker, it's been 2 months since four Americans were murdered by terrorists in Benghazi, Libya. For 2 weeks the administration claimed this was a spontaneous protest in response to a movie, but now we know that was all a charade.

The administration knew within 2 hours that the terror group Ansar al-Sharia was claiming responsibility for this well-planned ambush and assassination. Allegedly, the administration also watched the attack occur in the White House's Situation Room, and that's when a request for military help was made and denied.

CIA operatives were twice told to stand down instead of helping the Ambassador. Why did the Ambassador's calls for help go unanswered? The American people need to know this: What happened? Why didn't the U.S. help the Ambassador when he was under attack? And what individuals killed the Ambassador? And what has the United States done to track these outlaws down, hold them accountable for this--yet another attack on 9/11?

And that's just the way it is.