Cotton: Benghazi Select Committee ‘Necessary’


Rep. Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) railed against the Obama Administration and the State Department for failing to answer important questions regarding Benghazi in a timely fashion and for their lack of effort to stop the attacks.

He explained why the creation of the newly formed Benghazi committee is so critical, telling Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade "There is still a lot of questions – that’s why we need this select committee. We learned two weeks ago that the White House continues to stonewall. They produced new emails that should have been produced up to 18 months ago- that’s why we created this select committee to get to the bottom of this- both what happened before and after the attacks."

Cotton praised the military and Pentagon for their cooperation and compliance answering questions from congressional committee and producing necessary documents. Cotton then noted how the State Department and White House have continually stalled and made it difficult to get answers about the attacks.

He also took issue with President Obama's whereabouts during the Benghazi attacks. "Why was he not in the situation room supervising the execution of his orders?" Cotton asked. "He needs to be there asking questions…and getting updates, not just worried about political campaign issues or sitting in the residence," he seethed.

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